Re: Bess carbine
- Hi Dan
Thai topic was somewhat explored before with a discuss of the
meaning of the term "fusil" on an inspection return for the 41st
Regiment. The following was referenced as a possible explanation:
1807 Sergeant's Carbine
This carbine was made especially for NCO's who needed a lighter,
shorter weapon. Except for smaller dimension it is very similar to
the India Pattern Musket. This weapon is the same as the India
Pattern Artillery Carbine which has a 39" barrel compared to the 37"
barrel on this gun in .66 caliber. The lock plate measures 6 1/8" x
1 1/6". The throw of the cock is 1 11/16".
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Dan" <aires51@...> wrote:
> I have heard many conflicting stories and am looking for a
> answere. Was there such a thing as the Brown Bess carbine?