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The screws and plate on this gun has 390 stamped on them along with one side having PJ Malherbe Cie A Linge. I am asking if there is a way to find more information on it.

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Greetings

You may have something very special.  You may have a Civil War musket.  I would need a picture to be sure.  Almost 30,000 guns were made by PJ Malherbe & Cie for the Union Army.  The M-1851 and M-1857 made by PJ Malherbe & Cie was mainly used by the 44th & 55th Illinois, 9th Iowa, 22nd & 30th Wisconsin and the 56th Ohio infantry.

390 may be part of the serial number.
Please check out the below websites and Thank You.  
https://www.collegehillarsenal.com/shop/product.php?productid=574
http://www.littlegun.be/arme%20belge/artisans%20identifies%20ma/a%20malherbe%20g
http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?19811-Musket-Identification  

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