1740 Brown Bess



    Originally designated the Land Service Musket of the King’s Pattern this weapon, which began production in 1730, is today referred to as the Long Land or 1st Model Brown Bess.

    It was the standard arm of the British forces fighting in the Americas during the French & Indian War. In the American Revolution, 1st Models saw widespread use with British Regulars, Loyalists, and Patriot troops particularly in the conflict’s early years.

    In addition to the wooden rammer and brass hardware typical of the Long Lands, the musket incorporates the 1740 Pattern double bridle lock.

Our Reproduction

    Our reproduction 1740 Long Land Pattern (1st Model) Brown Bess features a .74 caliber barrel, hardwood stock, and bright finish. The brass hardware and double bridle lock distinguish the musket as a later variation of the long lived Long Land muskets.

    The weapon has authentic lock markings, aprons, and brass furniture. Like all of our muskets, it comes with a limited warranty. The musket’s hammer has been adequately hardened and comes with a lifetime re-hardening guarantee. Bayonets are available.

OAL: 62 in
Weight: 10 lbs
Caliber: .75
Lock: Flint
Bayonet: Socket
Ball: .735-.738

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