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Brown Bess Musket

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This is an India Pattern musket, nicknamed the “Brown Bess”. This was the standard arm for ordinary soldiers (other ranks) in the British Infantry. About three million were made between 1793 and the end of 1815. Itwas the most common weaponthat the British Army used in its 20-year war against France.

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Thanks to the Lancashire Infantry Museum

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