Flintlock British service musket, 2nd model Brown Bess (Short or New Land pattern), cal. 9 bore (.800 - model often cited as .75 calibre; the enlarged dimension may be the result of wear), steel smooth bore round barrel, 106.80cm long. Made in England circa second half of the eighteenth century.

Physical Description

Steel side lock and swan-necked hammer on R.H. side, oval brass triggerguard with finial extensions, brass sideplate and butt plate. Block front sight, and no rear sight, barrel secured by barrel pins, four brass ramrod tubes, steel ramrod. Sling swivels missing. Wooden stock extends to approximately 11.50cm from muzzle, damage to underside of butt.

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