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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1982.19.01
Object Name Musket
Description British "Brown Bess" flintlock Tower Gun, bears the "broad arrow" mark of the English government as well as the mark of George Rex, King of England. Lock works, and has a flint, full stock musket. Made in England after 1764 and marked "Tower". This is an India Pattern, 39", dated to circa 1790s. Measures 55 1/2 inches in overall length. These guns were used throughout the 18th and 19th centuries by the British Empire and were used by soldiers and civilians around the world on various sides of imperial conflicts such as the American Revolutionary War. Like the "Northwest Gun" made famous by the Northwest Company of fur trappers and the Hudson's Bay Company, the firing mechanism on the Brown Bess is a flintlock.
Date c. 1790s
Year Range from 1764
Search Terms Flintlock Musket
Brown Bess
Tower Gun
Gun
Flintlock
Musket
Black powder
India Pattern
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