Early Second Model "Brown Bess" & Revolutionary War Socket Bayonet - SOLD

Early Second Model 'Brown Bess' & Revolutionary War Socket Bayonet, right facing
Early Second Model 'Brown Bess' & Revolutionary War Socket Bayonet, bayonet

Early Second Model
"Brown Bess"
- SOLD
A very nice Second Model "Brown Bess" musket; standard "TOWER" markings with the cipher of King George III in front of hammer...crown over GR and crown and broad-arrow. Brass thumb-plate on wrist marked "2 / 45;" proof marks on breech end of barrel. All brass furnishings including rounded serpentine brass sideplate, butt-plate, and trigger-guard; nose-cap and 4-ramrod guides...second pipe tapered like first. Button top steel ramrod is probably original. The 80. caliber barrel with bayonet lug on top is a smooth chocolate brown patina; lock-plate and hammer are a gray metal color...frizzen and frizzen spring appear to be old replacements with all else original and mechanically fine...the stock is cracked just behind nose-cap at pin entry; small wood losses as depicted in that area and along upper edge of fore-stock channel as shown; other minor imperfections including a tight "U" shape crack behind tang parallel to beaver tail elevation to rear of lock. None of there imperfections greatly effect the aesthetic or integrity however, we offer full disclosure as part of our 100% customer satisfaction policy. Approximately 59.25-inches overall, barrel approximately 42.375-inches long.
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Scarce
Revolutionary War "Brown Bess"
Land Pattern Bayonet
- SOLD
This Liege / German Land Pattern contract bayonet bears several marks on the top of the blade including a crown / 29; "RW" (vertical); a name stamped in block letters that appears to read "IOHN[N?] GILL"; and "4" over two vertical hash marks separated by a pellet. The socket is 3 15/16th-inches; the blade length is 17-inches; overall length is 21.75-inches. Mottled silver/brown patina. During the War, British arms manufacturers were unable to produce the number of arms needed forcing the import of arms manufactured in Liege and Germany.
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Early Second Model 'Brown Bess' & Revolutionary War Socket Bayonet, left facing
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