Nova Scotia Brown Bess Issued Musket

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Nova Scotia Brown Bess Issued Musket

  • Price: $1,395.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Antique
  • Maker: Tower
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  • Description:

    Nova Scotia 3rd Model Brown Bess musket marked to the King's County militia 16th Batt No 6 Company 10.  This musket is one of the surviving muskets that were converted to percussion for the militia.  This unit was initially formed in 1764.  This piece would have been in issue to this unit in the re-organized NS Militia(1803 to 1820).  The Brown Bess remained in service up to the 1850's .  At some point a number of the flintlock muskets were converted to percussion, some by local blacksmiths others by contracts with gunsmiths.  This example appears to have been converted by a gunsmith as evidenced by the style of commercial hammer and percussion drum.  The lock shows clear Tower and crown markings.  The stock shows a clear 1800 date storekeepers mark.  The barrel shows the original proofs and an added 4 ahead of the percussion drum.  This probably indicated the 4th conversion of a lot.  The wood and metal remain in sound condition.  There is a name scratched on the butt that appears to be Avarely.  A signifigant number of these converted musket were reconverted to flint in the period of the 1960's to the 1980's.  This piece is one that escaped and remains as a clean example of a percussion N.S. Militia musket.  A nice piece of Nova Scotia and Canadian history.  Antique