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3rd Model Brown Bess Flintlock Musket for Sale

Napoleonic Wars   -   War of 1812   -   Alamo   -  U.S. Marines

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3rd Model (India Pattern) Brown Bess Musket. This lighter and shorter (39-inch barrel) musket became the preferred musket of manufacture by the Board of Ordnance for the British Army in 1797. Prior to this, this pattern was developed and adopted by the armies of the East India Company, hence the name. Throughout the Napoleonic Wars nearly 3 million of these brown bess muskets were manufactured and distributed to Britain's infantry regiments.

The only change in their manufacture during this period was the switch from a swan-necked cock to a reinforced style in 1809. This 3rd Model Brown Bess offered here was the more common swan-necked style. Aside from being a pound lighter and 3 inch shorter barrel, the main differences from the previous "Short Land" pattern and the India pattern were ones of style (removal of the thumb plate and only three pipes for the ramrod instead of four). Because of the numbers manufactured, this pattern saw use as late as 1850 in the British army and militia.

The hardiness of this Brown Bess made it popular with the U.S. Marines prior to and during the War of 1812.  It's brass hardware was much more suitable for the service on the sea than the standard U.S. Springfield Musket.

Using the 3rd Model Brown Bess, British infantry jostle with French Chasseurs, c.1815

This replica is made by the same company that made the India Pattern Brown Bess Muskets for the TV series Sharpe's Rifles. They are also the musket of most British Napoleonic units in Great Britain. The locks have strong main strings and case-hardened hammers (frizzen covers) resulting in good sparks. The seamless tempered barrels are made of high-carbon steel (BS970 no. 080M40) and the breeches are tight.

We use a industrial case-hardening factory process that makes sparking both more reliable and longer lasting. Presently no other musket provider uses this technique.

As with all our other flintlocks, the vent is not drilled (read details below) so we can ship easily to your door throughout North America and to Europe and the UK. Aside from that they are exactly like the originals. A fine addition to any collection.


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Sale Price 499.00US 649.00CAN

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If upon receiving your musket you are not completely happy with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. All we ask is you cover the shipping costs. It has to be returned in two weeks of receipt and be in its original state (unaltered and unmodified).

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ACCESS HERITAGE Inc Brown Bess Flintlock Musket (3rd Model) 3rd Model Brown Bess Musket Well-made and affordable, this 3rd Model Brown Bess flintlock musket is ideal for the collector, and muzzleloader enthusiast. Sale price: $499.00 Available from: Condition: New, Fully Assembled.In stock! Order now!


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