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Brown Bess 3rd model, flint lock musket: inscribed

Brown Bess 3rd model, flint lock musket: inscribed
Title
Brown Bess 3rd model, flint lock musket: inscribed
Date 
1785-1810
Medium 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions 
barrel length: 39 in. ( 99.1 cm ) Overall: 55 1/4 in. ( 140.3 cm )
Description 
Wood, iron, and brass flintlock musket; brass furniture; stamped marks at center of lockplate and tang of buttplate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel.
Object Number 
INV.5697
Marks 
stamped: lockplate center: "HENSHAW"; barrel: "GP"; "V" (both below crown); "W" stamped: buttplate tang: "10/E" (sideways E)
Gallery Label 
After its emergence in the 1720's as the first official royal military firearm, the Brown Bess became the standard flintlock infantry musket used by British forces during every conflict of the next century, until its replacement by the percussion musket during the 1830's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group