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    "BROWN BESS" STYLE ENGLISH FLINT LOCK MUSKET CIRCA 1770's - American Revolution. 35" round, smooth bore barrel in approximately .76 calibre. Original flint lockplate stamped with English "Crown" and "GR". Tail of lockplate marked "TOWER". Breach of barrel stamped with 'Crown', 'GR', and British war department 'broad arrow'. Right side of stock at butt additionally is cartouched with a 'B O' and broadarrow. All furniture is of brass. Non-functioning action.

    Condition: Barrel shortened to current length. All metal surfaces are basically black and crusty. Brass furniture has a nice patina. Stock shortened down to last ramrod Ferrell. Metal repair just ahead of lockplate on bottom of stock. Buttstock reshaped during time of use. Trigger guard sling swivel missing. In reality, this old musket, that was surely used during our fight for Independence is a fine gun. Plus it is historic. It has seen a lot of hard use, and has been altered from its original configuration but it is untouched and never cleaned. This is an opportunity to buy an item that was foundational in our country's struggle for freedom.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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