Modern reproduction of 17th Century English Doglock Musket, predecessor Brown Bess musket.
Modern reproduction "Long Land Pattern" Brown Bess Infantry musket made from 1722-1768 - .75 caliber.
Original "Short Land Pattern" Brown Bess musket made 1768-1805 - .75 caliber
Original "India Pattern" Brown Bess musket made 1805-1840 - .75 caliber
Modern reproduction Sea Service Brown Bess Naval musket
The Brown Bess (British Long Land Pattern) was a smooth-bore flintlock musket that was standard issue with the British Army throughout the 18th and early 19th centuries, including the French and Indian / 7 Years War, the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars. For the purposes of this page, Brown Bess refers to any of the British Land Pattern Muskets of 1722-1883, which include the Long Land Pattern, Short Land Pattern, Sea Service Pattern, India Pattern, New Land Pattern and New Light Infantry Land Pattern Cavalry Carbine.
Note, that near all firing Brown Bess Flintlock Musket in the film or television are modern firing replicas due original Brown Bess Flintlock Musket are unsafe to shots and much more expensive.
- Weight: 10.5 pounds (4.8 kg)
- Length: 58.5 inches (1,490 mm)
- Barrel length: 42 inches (1,100 mm)
- Cartridge: 0.71 inches (18 mm) lead ball, undersized to reduce the effects of powder fouling.
- Caliber: 0.75 inches (19 mm)
- Action: Flintlock
- Rate of fire: User dependent; usually 3+ rounds a minute
- Muzzle velocity: Variable
- Effective range: Variable (50-100 yards)
- Feed system: Muzzle loaded
The Brown Bess Flintlock Musket has been used in the following:
| Le Chevalier D'Eon
|| British soldiers
|| Long Land Pattern version