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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:06:14 PM
I'm looking for one to use as a wall-hanger, not a shooter, but I want it to be a legitimate one - not a replica.

I'm not afraid to spend the money on one, but don't need one to be in "pristine" condition - it can certainly look well-worn.

Any good places to get one?
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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:22:14 PM
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Get a print copy of Shotgun News and check in the back. It's where a lot of antique and collection auctions are listed.
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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:26:22 PM
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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:30:33 PM
brownbess.com?
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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:31:28 PM
DId a quick search! And you think the ACR is pricey!

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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:37:20 PM
Wait, do you mean you want one that was actually from that era? That's going to cost an arm and a leg. A good quality new built one would probably fit your purpose. I know dixie gun works sells Brown Bess'.
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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:49:58 PM
International Military Antiques brought in some Brown Besses from Nepal IIRC. Go to their website. www.ima.com I think.
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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:51:00 PM
You can try www.authenticamericanrevolutionarywarmuskets.com
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Posted: 4/20/2010 8:06:57 PM
I did a good looking replica from Dixie Gun Works
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Posted: 4/20/2010 8:10:56 PM
Originally Posted By Tango7:
Get a print copy of Shotgun News and check in the back. It's where a lot of antique and collection auctions are listed.


+1

Got to a auction to get your best leget deal.
Ask the auctioners and stranger dealers at the auction a lot of questions , most know a lot of info and filter out the bs's
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Posted: 4/20/2010 8:13:48 PM
Your best bet is going to be to find one of the Brown Bess' that came from Nepal. They are authentic muskets from that era and they sure as hell aren't pristine but would make great wall hangers. Look at International Military Antiques website.
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Posted: 4/20/2010 8:19:36 PM
IF Jackson Armory doesnt have it, it isnt on the planet..


dont go by the website alone, give them a call, they have a room full of original flintlock and percussion cap long guns.
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Posted: 4/20/2010 8:25:30 PM
Originally Posted By Mazawakhan:
DId a quick search! And you think the ACR is pricey!

Here


Some beautiful stuff on that site!
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Posted: 4/20/2010 11:18:35 PM
There are several collectors shows each year that will have them. I'd go to the annual one near Baltimore (March each year, at the fairgrounds) because there will usually be a fried or two of mine there who could authenticate the musket for me.
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Posted: 4/20/2010 11:29:28 PM
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
IF Jackson Armory doesnt have it, it isnt on the planet..


dont go by the website alone, give them a call, they have a room full of original flintlock and percussion cap long guns.


$1195 for a freaking Hesse Arms ar?
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Posted: 4/21/2010 12:10:20 AM
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Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
IF Jackson Armory doesnt have it, it isnt on the planet..


dont go by the website alone, give them a call, they have a room full of original flintlock and percussion cap long guns.


$1195 for a freaking Hesse Arms ar?


But they "specialize in quality arms"
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Posted: 4/21/2010 12:19:37 AM
I want the same rifle, but a firing replica.

Anyone got a source?
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Posted: 4/21/2010 12:21:32 AM
dixie gun works has great replicas, I'm trying to decide which one I want now.
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Posted: 4/21/2010 12:25:41 AM
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Contemporary Longrifle Association - check under antiques for sale. You'll find original rifles & smoothbores there. It doesn't look like they have an original Bess or Charleville at the moment though. If you have an organization like the Ohio Gun Collector's Association, check their shows. I've seen original Brown Besses at the OGCA show each time I've gone (India Pattern though, not Rev War).

It will probably be heaps easier to buy a modern production gun and have it aged to look old though.

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This is the dude from Pawn Stars website:

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Posted: 4/21/2010 12:30:15 AM
or you could just buy a new one and throw it down the driveway a few times...
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Posted: 4/21/2010 12:32:17 AM

Originally Posted By gardnerjr:
or you could just buy a new one and throw it down the driveway a few times...


That's not far off the mark, although with less driveway and more hot chlorine bleach.
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Posted: 4/21/2010 8:26:11 AM
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There is an option between a cheap, not-really-accurate replica from Dixie and a genuine $5,000 original. You could make a quality reproduction from TRACK OF THE WOLF. Or, if you're handly, you try making one yourself using parts from Track of the Wolf.
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Posted: 4/21/2010 8:38:51 AM
Call Wes or Sam at The Horse Soldier in Gettysburg, PA. They have a lot more civil war stuff, but most of the time have one ot two RevWar weapons in stock. All of their stuff is guaranteed authentic, and they're really nice people to deal with. They generally have over 300 guns in stock at any one time, so your chances of coming up with a nice RevWar Brown Bess or Charleville are pretty good.
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Posted: 4/21/2010 9:18:11 AM
Go to Ft Frederick, MD . They are having a the big Eastern starting today through Sunday. Lots of authentic stuff will be there as well as people to help you out.
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Posted: 4/21/2010 9:26:17 AM
Originally Posted By electrojk:
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
IF Jackson Armory doesnt have it, it isnt on the planet..


dont go by the website alone, give them a call, they have a room full of original flintlock and percussion cap long guns.


$1195 for a freaking Hesse Arms ar?


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Posted: 4/21/2010 9:41:19 AM
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
IF Jackson Armory doesnt have it, it isnt on the planet..


dont go by the website alone, give them a call, they have a room full of original flintlock and percussion cap long guns.


That is an incredible sight I have not (luckily for the bank account) been aware of... Have ya done any biz with them?