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1742 Pattern Brown Bess Flintlock Musket with Nose Cap For Sale

Historical Background

Towards the end of the French and Indian War, brass nose caps began to be added to the Long Land Brown Bess.  During the American Revolution this musket was even cut down to match the height of the Short Land Brown Bess introduced in the 1760s.   When war broke out in the colonies, American patriots seized local stores of arms.  What they would have found was a combination of Long Land Brown Bess Muskets with and without nose caps.    As for the British, the Foot Guards arrived in North America armed with the Long Land Brown Bess, while other regiments were equipped with the newer Short Land Brown Bess.

For more information on the history of the Long Land Brown bess, or if you wish to purchase the Long Land Brown Bess Musket without the nose cap, please click here.

Americans, some armed with this musket, waiting for the British attack at Bunker Hill



The reproduction we offer here has a 46 inch .75 calibre barrel is made of tempered seamless high carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40) with a tight breech plug. The lock is made with strong durable springs and has a case-hardened frizzen (hammer) that throws good sparks. The musket's total length is 63 inches and weighs 11 pounds. 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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1742 Long Land Brown Bess Musket: 559.00 699.00 (MTS-008B)

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For shipping costs and other details see our Muskets section

Our Guarantee

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).

Non-Firing State

We sell historically accurate muskets in a non-firing state. This allows us to comply with local, state, national and international firearms regulations.

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