Brown Bess

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the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.

See also: Brown

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Jamie recalls that on the day the Rob Roy Centre opened there were longhorned Highland cattle in the street, brown bess muskets going off and the clash of broadswords in the town centre.
The Royal Small Arms Factory in the Enfield suburb of London was opened and assembling Brown Bess muskets in 1804.
'Brown Bess' fired a .75 lead ball propelled by gunpowder.
David Clark UE gave a talk and demonstration of the Brown Bess Musket used by our ancestors in the American Revolutionary War.
She made it clear that it's a Brown Bess Musket and if you look closely, there is a small, silver circle on it that includes an engraving of the crown of King George III.
So furious was Cook that he shot the volumes of Hawkesworth with his Brown Bess musket.
Our classic gun test subject is the Brown Bess musket, and, finally, Richard Nance talks about shoot/don't shoot situations.
All were India Pattern Brown Bess muskets adopted by the British Army in 1793.
The Brown Bess; an identification guide and illustrated study of Britain's most famous musket.
Despite the fact that he lived in an era of empire, barely advanced militarily from the Brown Bess flintlock and solid shot cannon ball, his poetic concepts of his fellow Britishers who bore arms in a helluva lot of the world, more than a century ago, could still be applied today.
This line includes Snider Enfield rifles, Martini Henry rifles, Brown Bess muskets, Gurkha Kukris and accessories.