Brander Brown Bess Musket Info

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by 81GRUNT, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. 81GRUNT

    81GRUNT New Member

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    Am new to this forum and am hoping to seek out information on a Brown Bess Musket dated 1809 that I am looking at buying. The musket has all good proof marks/stamps, but what I am most curious about is that on the Lock it has "BRANDER" on it, the manufacturer of course. I've researched it and only found that it was a gunmaker who was contracted to make Brown Bess muskets at the time. The Company is also known as Brander and Potts. Other than that I can find no further info. I am curious as to the rarity of the specific brand of musket, or if anyone can point me in the right direction to find asnwers.

    Thanks,
    John
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    G'day from down under, 81Grunt

    Brander and Potts if it's in good nik ( condition) it could be worth a goodly sum , i'll see if i have better info about but sure one of the other folks will know for sure but i have some info in a book at home somewhere , i'll be there tonight i hope ..

    welcome to the forum eh!
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