RARE 18th century Brown Bess Flintlock musket

RARE  18th century Brown Bess Flintlock musket

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This is a very impressive and rare 18th century Brown Bess Flintlock musket with a fascinating history. Originally produced and proofed in the UK (the barrel bears Birmingham proof stamps), this musket is believed to have been taken to Africa where it was traded for slaves who were then shipped to the Americas. This barbaric and inhuman trade eventually lead to the US Civil War. During its lifetime this gun has been personalised into this unique and beautiful looking musket. The barrel bands are hand made as is the cleaning rod. It is worth bearing in mind that the vast majority of Flintlocks were converted to percussion. The calibre is a massive 19mm or .75, the correct calibre for a Bess. The action is still firm and crisp.

A rare and very desirable British musket. Chambered in an antique obsolete calibre it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired.

To order Call 01547 529093 or 05603 416575 or email sales@deactivated-guns.co.uk.


Product Code: 18B58

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