This is my least favourite Hinton Hunt figure of all time.
Or to be more accurate, Hinton Hunt based figure.
I have had about ten of these, black undercoated, for some time; I had seriously thought of throwing them away.
Then a recent eBay purchase of around 30 well painted figures and around 20 part painted or unpainted turned out to be these, which gave me the option with the ones I already had to raise a second battalion.
Essentially the figure is a marching French infantryman which has been given a round hat with plume. Presumably it is intended either to be British Marine or round hat infantry, or Swedes.
I had thought they were unusable but having some nicely painted ones convinced me to paint up the others. They'll do from a distance.
I haven't been able to identify what they are supposed to be from old David Clayton lists.