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British "Brown Bess"
Revolutionary War Flintlock Musket Replica
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Background image: "Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown", 1797 painting by John Trumbull
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John Trumbull 1797 painting titled Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown
HISTORY: The "Brown Bess", one of the most renowned flintlock muskets ever produced, played a significant role in the American Revolution.  Not only was it the official weapon for British infantry at the time, it was also carried by many Colonials in the Continental Army.  The first Brown Bess was 62 inches long, weighing in at a hefty 15 pounds with the bayonet attached, and fired a lead ball that was 3/4" in diameter! 

The origin of the nickname 'Brown Bess' is not known for certain, though some historians believe it was derived from the German term, braun buss, meaning strong gun.  Since the musket was commissioned during the reign of King George I--a native German--this seems a plausible theory.

The 'Brown Bess' musket was still being used by the British at the time of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815).
A classic firearm with a rich history, the 'Brown Bess' certainly deserves a place in your collection of 18th century or antique firearms.  Our non-firing replica is accurately detailed with working flintlock mechanism, and comes complete with removable bayonet. With its heft and length, it makes a striking wall display!
Brown Bess British Musket, used by both sides in the American Revolutionary War.  Comes with removable bayonet.
Britsh Brown Bess Flintlock Musket
#22-1054 -  60-1/4" long, 45" barrel, 17" bayonet
$224.95
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Genuine Brown Bess Lead Musket Balls
Genuine Brown Bess
Musket Balls
$12.00
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Hurry!  Limited quan-tities, and stock is running low! Set of 5, from the time of the Battle of Waterloo (1815), issued with .75 caliber, 3rd Model Brown Bess muskets used during the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars. #600432.
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Reg. $248.00
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Closeup of Brown Bess flintlock mechanism
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