The last version of the First Model Brown Bess came in 1756. Improvements in this version included a new lock design, a brass nose cap to the end of the stock, and new pipes for the rammer. In addition the steel ramrod became standard issue. The 2nd model Short Land Musket which began to replace this musket in 1769, was virtually a shorter version of its 1756 cousin.
While manufacturing began at that time, officials were insistent that the new musket would not be issued until the 1742 Long Land Musket stocks with Regiments and in the armories had been depleted. By the American Revolution there may have been couple of regiments like the Foot Guards with the 1756. However for Loyalist Regiments and American units, it is more likely they received the 1742 model with steel rammer since that was what was left in the armories after the French and Indian War.
Length 160cm, weight 3.6kg. Without bayonet.
Our copies are absolutely true to the originals : size, weight, marks... The firing mechanisms are totally functional (the flint is not provided with the gun, though). The barrel is made of carbon steel (type:BS970 no.080M40).
Being non functional replicas of black powder weapons, our muskets and guns are free to buy and possess in most countries. They either are classified as decorative items or allowed weapons, but you have to check the point in your own country, to be sure not to contravene any law, and that you are free to import and buy them.
The vent has not been drilled on our weapons. They are therefore not usable, even if the firing mechanism is perfectly functional. Drilling the hole may change the classification of the item, for it becomes theoritically usable, and you may have to check if the regulations of your country allow it. Our weapons are not proofed for blackpowder firing. If you choose to drill the hole, after having checked that the local law allows you to do this, you must have the weapon proofed before firing any bullet or munition. We cannot give any guarantee against the damages your musket may suffer during the proofing test.
Please remember this warning : never use a blackpowder gun which has not been proofed for firing a bullet (or anything else, by the way). Never use blackpowder without proper advising.