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British Second Model Brown Bess flintlock musket - $2500.00

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British Second Model Brown Bess flintlock musket. TOWER and GR cipher marking on lock, barrel with standard British proofs and additional * over W proof on left side of barrel. 41-1/2" round barrel of .75 caliber bore. Metal parts are cleaned with light pitting overall on lock and barrel. Stock is good with "IB" carving in left side of butt. Classic swell where ramrod enters the stock and "beavertail" carving around barrel tang. Front 22" of forestock is nicely restored, though no attempt was made to conceal the splice. Several small pieces of wood are added around the lock mortise to repair slivers, as well as a small piece behind the sideplate and on left of buttplate tang, again, very nicely done, but without any attempt to conceal them. Mechanically good, spring is a little weak, but will still make a good spark. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.