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Shippment of 2nd Models

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  • Ed or Rosemary
    Dear list on the shipment of 2nd models or short Land model to the colonies in the early part of the war could have refereed to the Marine / Militia Model
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2006
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      Dear list on the shipment of 2nd models or short Land model to the colonies in the early part of the war could have refereed to the Marine / Militia Model which came out in 1757 which had
      1. a 42" tapered barrel
      2 the Butt plate was similar in design to the 2nd model butt plate
      3. had no Brass Thumb Piece
      4. the 1757 to 1762 models didn't have a brass muzzle cap the later ones did
      5 the musket was not as finely finished as the 2nd model
      6. it was equipped with 3 thimbles and one entry pipe it did not have the trumpet style thimble
      on the end
      7. The lock plate was the same size as the 1756 and 1769 models 7' x 1 1/4 " straight lock plate marked TOWER
      8. the side plate was the same as the 1756 flat design as the 2nd model ( Information from Battle Weapons pages 62 /63 )
      Hope this may clear some of this confusion on the use of the 2nd model bess being used in the colonies early on in the war. and to me it make sense The government would have not send their newest and best muskets to the Colonies with new troops anybody who as put time in the military knows how things are done example 35 yrs ago I was using gear that was used in the Korean War in Vietnam including weapons
      Ed Woodland (WOODLAND'S


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