New York City Contract Brown Bess (671)

In 1755, the people of New York City were afraid that the French were going to attack at any time (French and Indian War) so they contracted for 1,000 muskets for use by the city inhabitants. These guns were branded and marked “NY” with the regiment number. Paul Ackerman of West Point Museum was instrumental in this project making sure all the patterns and engraving were perfect duplicates of the original. This weapon was originally a Long Land, which was shortened to the Short Land configuration at some point after it was made. This gun is reproduced exactly as it is in the Museum at West Point. The butt plate and trigger guard are quite different than a standard first model. The lock is simply marked. “Wilson”. It has a late front thimble for an iron ramrod. These New York muskets were carried in General James Abercrombie’s assault on the French Fort Carillion at Ticonderoga, they also were carried by the New York Regiments that attacked Montreal. The lock plate measures 6 7/8" x 1 1/8". The throw of the cock is 1 15/16".

671  Set of Lock Castings  $125.00  
671 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
671 LP •Lock Plate $18.95  
671 C •Cock  $18.95  
671 TJ •Top Jaw  $12.95  
671 F •Frizzen $18.95  
671 FS •Frizzen Spring $18.95  
671 T •Tumbler $12.95  
671 B •Bridle $12.95  
671 S •Sear $12.95  
671 SS •Sear Spring $12.95  
671 MS •Main Spring $18.95  
671 TJSX Top Jaw Screw $9.95  
671 LSS Lock Screw Set $19.95  
671 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
671 TG Trigger Guard $29.95  
671 TP Trigger Plate $12.95  
671 TR Trigger $9.95  
671 SP Side Plate $14.95  
671 SLSX Side Lock Screw (2 Needed) $4.95  
671 RT Rear Thimble $12.95  
671 MT Middle Thimble $10.95  
671 FT Front Thimble $15.95  
671 NC Nose Cap $12.95  
671 FSSW Front Sling Swivel $12.95  
671 FSSWS Front Sling Swivel Stud $5.95  
671 FSSWSX Front Sling Swivel Screw $2.95  
671 RSSW Rear Sling Swivel $12.95  
671 RSSWSX Rear Sling Swivel Screw $2.95  
671 BA Barrel $245.00  
671 BRP Breech Plug $24.95  
671 BUL Barrel Underlug (4 Needed) $2.95  
671 TASX Tang Screw $4.95  
671 ST Stock $275.00  
671 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  
671 BAY Bayonet $99.95  
671 PARTS Parts Set with Set of Lock Castings $975.00  
671 PARTSAS Parts Set with Assembled Lock $1095.00  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.