Lot 57: Dublin Castle Brown Bess Flintlock Musket C1750-1790

Dublin Castle Brown Bess Flintlock Musket C1750-1790, .75 cal with a 42" barrel. The famous "Brown Bess" was the primary British Army long arm from 1722 to 1854, most were made at the Tower of London, however this one was made at Dublin Castle. Lock Plate is marked "Dublin Castle" behind hammer and crown surmounting "GR" (for George Rex) in front of hammer. Sling swivels missing, hammer will not cock but probably just needs lubrication. Piece added to front 13" of stock, an old repair, ramrod present.

Price Realized: $5,500

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