"Brown Bess" Musket

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Reproduction of the English "Brown Bess" rifle made of wood and metal and with loading and firing movements.

The gun, officially called Short Land Pattern Muskett, was one of the most used firearms during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It was an avant-charge carbine, long and heavy, with smooth bore and large caliber. It is notable for its robust construction and reliability of its flintlock mechanism, but also for the scarce range and low velocity of the projectile, in line with similar weapons of that time.

This rifle was the basic weapon of the British infantry during the revolution of the American colonies and in the Napoleonic wars (1799-1815).