~ An 18th Century Rare Short Land Pattern Tower Brown Bess Flintlock Musket ~
The short land pattern with a 42 inches barrel is a rare, highly collectable, piece.
The muskets lock plate is stamped ‘Tower’ beneath the hammer and bears the Crown above GR stamp and broad arrow beneath the crown stamp in front of it.
The barrel is stamped on the right side with a British proof mark and on the left with a star above ‘IC’.
The stock is decorated on the top with a brass plate.
It half cocks, cocks and dry fires with a strong spring.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 42 inches (106.5 cm) and the overall length of the musket is 58 inches (147.5 cm).
It weighs 4.5 kg.
~ Condition ~
The musket is in excellent condition.
The metalwork has darkened, as expected for the age, but remains free of rust or damage.
The woodwork is good as well with aging signs and few minor chips.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.