Brown Bess - no carbine
>Having said all that, the gun has sparkedBe aware that there never was a Brown Bess Carbine. That is a
>a fierce desire to own one.
totally fabricated weapon.
Now with a handful of modifications I was able to take my carbine
and turn it into an Artillery musket.
I call it my Farbine
2nd Regiment of the North Carolina Line
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Now, how do you define "Brown Bess"? In DeWitt Bailey's "Pattern Dates
for British Ordnance Small Arms, 1718-1783", there are thirteen official
patterns listed. True, they are all carbine bore of .66 calibre, so
perhaps that is your distinction from a true Brown Bess.
Apparently many full size muskets were shortened by both Crown and
Continental forces for use by mounted troops and artillery units. I
believe that this is the weapon type represented by the modern replica
made by Pedersoli (and perhaps others).
"All Manner of Replicas for Living History"
Patrick J OKelley wrote:
>>Having said all that, the gun has sparked
>>a fierce desire to own one.
> Be aware that there never was a Brown Bess Carbine. That is a
> totally fabricated weapon.
> Now with a handful of modifications I was able to take my carbine
> and turn it into an Artillery musket.
> I call it my Farbine
> Patrick O'Kelley
> 2nd Regiment of the North Carolina Line