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Authentic Original Rifles, Muskets
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Beautiful Sea Service Style 3rd Model Brown Bess Flintlock by Wheeler with Bayonet
Item #: A7010
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This is a beautiful looking weapon! It is the desirable musket that is known to collectors as the "Brown Bess". This is one of the most famous styles of weapon ever produced. This is the 3rd model that would have been made around the time of the War of 1812. This one is a fine looking piece from all angles. The lockplate has the maker marking of "WHEELER". Some research shows that "Robert Wheeler started as a gunmaker in 1797 in London changed his company name to Wheeler and Son in 1808 was still working in 1838-39..." Also "Robert Wheeler, Snow Hill, Birmingham 1804-1830." The action works crisply on all positions. The barrel of the musket is full-length at 35-1/4th inches in length and fires a smooth .80 caliber musket ball. At the breech of the barrel it has the correct British style proof marks. The stock is attractive with a good look and rich grain and pleasing medium tone. On the underside of the stock it has the strockmaker's marking of "J. VENABLES & SONS / GUNMAKERS / OXFORD" stamped into the wood. This would be a marking from where the gun was sold decades after it was made by the Oxford retailer. All of the brass parts have a mellow golden tone. There were lots of brass parts on these guns including the buttplate, triggerguard, ramrod channel guides and nose cap. It has an original ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel and it matches perfectly. Both of the sling swivels are present. This one is even accompanied by a socket bayonet that fits and as you can see it looks nice when attached to the end of the musket. The bayonet is complete with the original spring clasp intact. Along the top of the blade it has the maker's marking of "GILL" stamped in the metal. If you have wanted an attractive 3rd model Brown Bess flintlock, then this one is for you.


Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$3,250.00 USD

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