English Brown Bess Musket- Deactivated
This is a deactivated English Brown Bess Musket. It was manufactured as a fully functioning firearm but has subsequently been deactivated and rendered beyond practical use. All of our deactivated firearms have been submitted to the London or Birmingham proof house for testing and certification to confirm the deactivation and that the firearms is no longer capable of discharging any projectile.
All of our deactivated firearms are available for hire for Film, TV and Theatrical performance.
Please refer to our standard terms and conditions of hire, or contact our office for further information.
“Brown Bess” is a nickname of uncertain origin for the British Army‘s muzzle-loading smoothbore Land Pattern Musket and its derivatives. This musket was used in the era of the expansion of the British Empire and acquired symbolic importance at least as significant as its physical importance. It was in use for over a hundred years with many incremental changes in its design. These versions include the Long Land Pattern, the Short Land Pattern, the India Pattern, the New Land Pattern Musket and the Sea Service Musket.