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Brown Bess
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:59:32 PM »
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Offline Oregon Bill

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Re: Brown Bess
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 07:51:53 AM »
Rob is a hoot, and so devoted.
I have a Pedersoli Bess that I keep wanting to shorten, a la Rogers Rangers, but that is for another period.
Bet there were a few Besses doing their humble duty on the Plains, though. Maybe arms once fielded by Santa Anna's soldiers.

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Re: Brown Bess
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 10:15:56 AM »
I have a Brown Bess from Loyalist Arms.  It is one that has been cut down a la Rogers Rangers.  One of these days I will go out to my local range and shoot it. 
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Re: Brown Bess
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 05:20:01 PM »
He did a great presentation of the arm.  I often describe the Brown Bess as the Kalashnikov of its age. For very good reason, it was literally found everywhere. I have encountered Bessie's with 1862 marks after they were converted to percussion.  They definitely left their mark on America's firearms history. I would definitely like to have at least one percussion Tower Musket in the collection.

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