Patrick Henry Chapter #11
Monthly Meeting Notice
April 18th, 2015
Please joing us this Saturday for a discussion on Black Powder Guns given by JW Schliegman. For a little “primer” see below:
Brown Bess is the nickname of the British Short Land Pattern musket. It was the standard arm of the British soldier during the American Revolution
Musket Model 1777-French
In 1778 France became an ally of the colonies in their fight against England. The French government sent large quantities of French muskets. These muskets were much lighter in weight than the British army’s “Brown Bess” and fired a smaller lead ball. They were a favored weapon of the Continental soldier.