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Posted: 4/20/2010 3:06:14 PM EDT
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?
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:17:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:22:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 3:22:29 PM EDT by Tango7]
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:26:22 PM EDT
Steal one from a Red Coat!!!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:30:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:31:28 PM EDT
DId a quick search! And you think the ACR is pricey!

Here
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:37:20 PM EDT
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'.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:49:58 PM EDT
International Military Antiques brought in some Brown Besses from Nepal IIRC. Go to their website. www.ima.com I think.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 3:51:00 PM EDT
You can try www.authenticamericanrevolutionarywarmuskets.com
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 4:06:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 4:10:56 PM EDT
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
good luck
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 4:13:48 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 4:19:36 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 4:25:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mazawakhan:
DId a quick search! And you think the ACR is pricey!

Here


Some beautiful stuff on that site!
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:18:35 PM EDT
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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Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:29:28 PM EDT
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?
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:10:20 PM EDT
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?


But they "specialize in quality arms"
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:19:37 PM EDT
I want the same rifle, but a firing replica.

Anyone got a source?
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:21:32 PM EDT
dixie gun works has great replicas, I'm trying to decide which one I want now.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:25:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 8:30:35 PM EDT by Buckeye67]
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.

Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:27:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2010 8:27:32 PM EDT by BUCC_Guy]
If you are as lucky as my old man, you'll find two of them at a yard sale and pay $45 for both.


- BG


EDIT: This was last summer... not some B.S. from the 1970s.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:29:39 PM EDT
This is the dude from Pawn Stars website:

Sean Rich, Tortuga Trading Co.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:30:15 PM EDT
or you could just buy a new one and throw it down the driveway a few times...
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 8:32:17 PM EDT

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.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 4:26:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2010 4:28:09 AM EDT by Bladeswitcher]
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.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 4:38:51 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 5:18:11 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 5:26:17 AM EDT
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?


In a base A2 configuration, no less.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 5:41:19 AM EDT
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?
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