English flintlock rifle Brown Bess India pattern - East India Company EIC - year 1885:
Total length: 140 cm
Barrel length: 99 cm
calibre: 19 mm (.75)
Model: India Pattern type 2
This long infantry rifle, known by the name of the 3rd Brown Bess model, is type II. This lighter and shorter musket was favoured by the ‘Board of Ordnance’ of the British army; the model was developed and adopted by the East India Company in the 1850s where it gets its name.
It was only adopted by the British army in 1895.
The differences between the "Short Land" model and the "India" model are the weight and length (1 pound less and 3 inches shorter). Also less ornate, simpler.
Lock marked with "1785" and the heart-shaped crest with the initials E I C, the crown is stylised in the shape of a 4 (forbidden for a private company).
The butt is marked with "G.R." and the same crest.
Thunder with the king’s test marks (GR under a crown) and clearly marked hallmarks, the breech tail is also marked C 21 and the same year 1885.
All brass fittings.
The wood is in very good condition with clear markings.
The mechanism is perfectly functional and the springs are firm.
Original weapon in perfectly preserved condition.
See photos for details, I will happily answer your questions.
Sold only within France and Europe.
- Country of manufacture
- United Kingdom
- Manufacturer/ Maker
- East India Company
- India Pattern type 2
- Weapon Type
- Firing mechanism
- Brown Bess
- .75 (19 mm)
- Year of Manufacture
- Barrel Rifling
- Barrel is Smoothbore
- Overall Length
- 140 cm
- Barrel/ blade length
- 99 cm