Flint-lock Tower musket w/ bayonet and sling British Brown Bess, 3rd Model Bruce Bazelon, 1988
Overall: 52 1/2 in. ( 133.4 cm )
barrel length: 36 5/8 in. ( 93 cm )
Part (bayonet length): 8 7/16 in. (21.4 cm)
Wood, iron, and brass flintlock musket; brass furniture; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate, buttplate tang, and on bottom of buttstock; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; incised marks on right side of buttstock and on left side of stock at wrist; angular iron bayonet with beak point and deep back flutes; stamped marks on face of bayonet; white leather sling for musket.
stamped: barrel breech: "crown/GR/arrow"; two crossed scepters below crown; also crown over illegible mark; (Royal Armory barrel proofs)
stamped: lockplate tail: "TOWER"; center: "GR" (below crown); "I. GILL" (to left of GR; this name also has above it a crown atop an arrow mark denoting gov't ownership)
stamped: buttplate tang: "29"; buttstock bottom: "37"; 5..." (both are below what look like crowns)
incised: right buttstock: "BO" (below arrow; Board of Ordnance ownership mark)
incised: left stock: "IB"
stamped: bayonet face: "24/Osborn/X" (crown below number; name in foliate)
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