Original British Napoleonic Era Tower-marked P-1793 Brown Bess Flintlock Musket - Dated 1800

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a beautiful example of the British THIRD MODEL Brown Bess musket, commonly referred to a the India Pattern because it was a virtual copy of the British East India Company's 1771 Windus Flintlock musket that used a 39" barrel.

The War with Revolutionary France that led to the 20 years of War with Napoleon Bonaparte forced Britain to update its armaments for fear of Invasion. The third pattern Brown Bess had a shorter than previously (42") barrel of 39", a full walnut stock, and brass mounts using only THREE ram rod pipes. It became the work horse of the coming British Empire.

Our example is in just splendid condition, having been fully maintained in a Museum Display for probably more that fifty years in the United Kingdom. The lock is marked with a CROWN over G.R. with TOWER across the tail and showing an Inspector's mark. It is marked on the left butt stock with Broad Arrow over B.O. for the Board of Ordnance, which supervised all arms supplies to the British Military. It also has a faint cartouche on the right side which appears to be CROWN / G.R. / 1800, as well as other proof marks on the barrel and stock.

Correct in every respect this model was used in the U.S. War of 1812 and famously at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 which finally routed Napoleon Bonaparte.

A thing of beauty, very easy on the eye, ready to display.


Years of Manufacture: circa 1770
Caliber: .75" Musket
Ammunition Type: Lead Ball & Powder
Overall Length: 58 inches
Action: Flintlock
Feed System: Muzzle-Loaded

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