|British Third Model Brown Bess musket - $650.00|
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British Third Model Brown Bess musket. Original 39" barrel, stock shortened to just in front of ramrod ferule. Metal parts have an untouched patina overall with some typical pitting mostly in the barrel breech area. Hammer screw is an old replacement. Stock appears to be an high quality period restock, given away only by the shape of the beavertail. Wood is good, has an unusual "M.J" marking deeply stamped into the left side of the butt, shows average wear and use overall with scattered handling marks, a small chip in the front of the lock mortise, and a minor hairline crack at the tip of the forearm. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.