1812 History
Brown Bess Musket and Ramrod- c.1812


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India Pattern” design. It was a British regulation issue flintlock musket. There are various engravings on the musket that include: “Tower” which stands for the Tower of London. This means it was most likely approved by the tower. There is also a Hanoverian crown and the “GR” cipher carved near the flintlock action. An inscription, “J.C”, is also carved into the wood near the trigger.

This ramrod, circa 1812, is made of iron and was used to load the barrel of a musket.
Date of Original:
c. 1812
Dimensions:
Length: 100.5 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
971.154(A, B)
Geographic Coverage:
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
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43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Brown Bess Musket and Ramrod- c.1812


This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India Pattern” design. It was a British regulation issue flintlock musket. There are various engravings on the musket that include: “Tower” which stands for the Tower of London. This means it was most likely approved by the tower. There is also a Hanoverian crown and the “GR” cipher carved near the flintlock action. An inscription, “J.C”, is also carved into the wood near the trigger.

This ramrod, circa 1812, is made of iron and was used to load the barrel of a musket.