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Brown Bess 3rd model, flint lock musket: inscribed

Object Name: Musket
Date: 1785-1810
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Medium: Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: Overall: 55 1/4 in. ( 140.3 cm ) Part (barrel): 39 in. (99.1 cm)
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Wood, iron, and brass flintlock musket; brass furniture; stamped marks at center of lockplate and tang of buttplate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel.
Object Number: INV.5697
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Marks: stamped: lockplate center: "HENSHAW"; barrel: "GP"; "V" (both below crown); "W" stamped: buttplate tang: "10/E" (sideways E)

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After its emergence in the 1720's as the first official royal military firearm, the Brown Bess became the standard flintlock infantry musket used by British forces during every conflict of the next century, until its replacement by the percussion musket during the 1830's.