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.
- 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