India Pattern Brown Bess Trade Musket

.75 caliber, 39" pinned barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock marked Tower and with [crown]/GR along with false [broad arrow] mark. Breech with single Birmingham commercial proof mark and a "12" gauge mark. Sling swivels, 3 brass pipes, steel button head ramrod.


Good. Metal with an oxidizing brown patina, showing some scattered pitting. Markings clear, lock functional and original flint. Bore good with scattered pitting. Stock crisp with scattered bumps and dings and a chip out behind the tang. A less than artfully rendered commercial copy of the British "3rd Model" India Pattern Brown Bess intended for trade in the less civilized regions of the British empire during the mid-19th century.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000
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