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Fri, Sep 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 810

British Brown Bess Musket

Estimate: $500 - $700

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

19th century, "India pattern", original flintlock configuration, massive bore appears .75 caliber, 39 in. round barrel with proof marks at top, lock plate engraved "Tower" with crown, stock marked for "Joseph Wilson/Gun Maker/Birmingham", socket bayonet, leather shoulder strap, ramrod, overall 70 in. with bayonet mounted

Note: This firearm was purchased by our consignor in 1976 at an estate sale. At that time, it was said to have been brought back from the Texas War of Independence by a member of the Dickinson family of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Accompanying paperwork discusses the overall importance of this type of firearm in nineteenth century wars.

Provenance: Collection of a Southern Gentleman


general rub to surfaces, pitting to metal components, trigger and action not in operation, minor dent at wrist, small fissure at tang not affecting overall integrity, buckle of strap with oxidation, bayonet possibly not original