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Posted: 6/26/2001 5:16:08 PM EDT
Guys,this is a flintlock my Dad bought while stationed in England around 1961.I was told that it`s a brown bess.I would like more detailed info and possibly a value.Also,if any of you know of a site which caters to antique guns such as this please let me know. [img]http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=Bossman&album_id=30211&image_id=5&courtesy=1[/img] [img]http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=Bossman&album_id=30211&image_id=4&courtesy=1[/img] heres the cartouche on the stock,the jamcam doesnt take very good close-ups however,the cartouche is a wasp or bee with "Dresse Laloux&Co.Liege" surrounding it. [img]http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=Bossman&album_id=30211&image_id=6&courtesy=1[/img] and the other side of the action..... [img]http://www.printroom.com/_vti_bin/ViewImage.dll?userid=Bossman&album_id=30211&image_id=7&courtesy=1[/img] Thanx in advance for any info. Bossman
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:16:26 AM EDT
It is not a Bessie. I'd say its a light Belgian made trade fusil that was probably sold as a cheep hunting gun. Have you measured the bore? The trade fusils were usually 16 to 20 ga, while all Brown Besses were 12ga. Also is their provision for a bayonet?
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