Brander Brown Bess Musket Info

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

  1. 81GRUNT

    81GRUNT New Member

    Sep 13, 2010
    Upstate New York
    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.

    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    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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