A completely original British Brown Bess flintlock musket similar to the Brown Bess muskets that were carried during the American revolutionary wars (1776-1783) as well as during The Napoleonic wars circa 1800-1815. Standard 39 inch barrel with a fixed iron foresight. (The very earliest production Brown Bess muskets had a 46 or 42 inch barrel). The lock engraved with a crown and GR as well as the makers name ''WHEELER''. (Robert WHEELER had a work shop in Birmingham circa 1763-1799, he also made weapons for the HUDSONS BAY COMPANY). The top of the barrel struck with two London proof marks. Its lock plate is marked with a crown and the letters GR (King George 111) together with ‘WHEELER’ across the tail of lock. This makers name denotes that the lock was privately made, it was manufactured to British military specifications. The musket has standard British military brass fittings. Walnut full stock with original iron ramrod, 3 brass ramrod pipes, 2 sling swivels and ordnance pattern brass furniture. It is 55 inches overall length with a 39 inch barrel. These famous flintlock BROWN BESS muskets were used in many wars and conflicts throughout history, including the American Revolutionary War of independence & The Napoleonic Wars as well as many others. Good overall condition with a nice patina to the wood and showing no signs of damage or woodworm. Ref 3995.
This is an obsolete antique musket and is sold as a collectors item only.
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