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Soldiers hugged Brown Bess for over 100 years, since it was a reliable weapon and only had to be slightly modified over the decades. This is an exact reproduction of the India Pattern, a version that was first manufactured for the British East India Company and issued to standard infantry.
Although earlier Besses had barrels up to 46" long, it was found that shortening the barrel did not diminish accuracy. Shorter barrels made handling easier, of course, so the "Short Land Pattern" was born. The India Pattern model featured a swan neck cock and three brass pipes to hold the ramrod in place. This is a flintlock musket loader with a 39" barrel, and made like the originals, with working trigger, lock and strike mechanisms, steel barrel, ramrod and hardware, brass trigger guard and butt plate. Solid barrel, so it cannot fire. Otherwise, it's just like the real thing, with authentic materials and weight. Please note: This item was photographed with some of the packing grease still on it. There is no rust on this gun.
Cannot be shipped to NJ, NY, or RI. Cannot use Papal as a payment option.
Although this historically accurate gun is constructed of proper materials and may be altered to fire, this gun has not been test proofed and we are not legally responsible for any damages to the item, property, or persons resulting from customer alterations. We will not accept returns on this item if it is altered.