British Tower 2nd Model Short Land Flintlock Musket

.75 caliber, 42" barrel, no S/N. A rare and desirable 2nd model flintlock "Brown Bess," i.e. "Short Land" pattern with barrel marked "65 REG" for the 65th Regiment of Foot. This Revolutionary War-used "Brown Bess" has the classic 2nd model lock, marked Tower and {crown} / GR, with swan-neck cock. All small parts appearing original to this musket. 42" barrel with British Board of Ordinance acceptance stamps and original marking "65 REG." Brass regulation furniture, walnut stock with unaltered comb and thumb piece further marked "E 53." The 65th Regiment of Foot saw service during the American Revolution in Boston, and to find a musket used by the 65th is unusual and makes this 2nd model "Brown Bess" a collector's prize.


Lock is in good condition with markings slightly worn, barrel is in good condition as well with little to no pitting and worn but very legible 65 Regiment marking. Walnut full stock with fine old patination. One age crack at butt, possibly an old repair. Classic 2nd model stock with swell at first ramrod pipe, left side of stock with one split by sling swivel and a small loss measuring aprox. 3" behind left side of nose cap.

Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000
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