ENGLISH BROWN BESS 39 INCH BARRELLED MILITARY MUSKET.
A very good pattern 1793 example of the standard British military musket that saw service in various guises and length from 1740 through to 1830. Originally produced in a length of 42 inches, the final 2 versions were produced with 39 inch barrels, this example is the standard India pattern musket used between 1797 and in some cases as late as 1854. The condition of the metalwork is excellent, there is no corrosion at all to the barrel, minor surface only rust spotting to the Flintlock and lock plate, which is marked crown over GR and tower. The lock and trigger system is fully functional, complete with a section of flint held between the jaws of the cock. Original ramrod, three brass pipes for holding the ramrod. The brass fittings, which include the trigger guard and butt plate and flat plate to the opposite side of the lock all good and totally original to the weapon. The wood, apart from minor abrasions, has no parts missing or replaced, it is in very nice colour, very clearly marked, to the end of the butt is its Board of Ordnance BO mark with a broad arrow under crown, Irish registration numbers stamped in Fermanagh registration marks both to the end of the butt plate 2687 with matching marks to the top of the barrel. The weapon is dated 1837 into the wood on the left hand side of the stock, an inspectors stamp of HS close to the trigger guard, various proof stamps to the rear of the barrel close to the barrel tang, also a military rack number of E over 33 ( company E gun 33) to the upper part of the brass butt plate. Both sling swivels have been removed. A very nice historic weapon with Irish connections.
Code: 70970 Price: 2250.00 GBP