American "Committee of Safety" flintlock musket of naval pattern. This arm was made up, stock and lock, by American gunsmiths using a cut-down British Brown Bess barrel. Barrel is presently 41 1/2" long, with traces of British crown markings. Present cal. is .80, may have eroded from .75. Overall length of arm is 56"; weight is 10.2 pounds. Brass furniture is American manufacture, following British naval pattern including absence of sling swivels and rounded finial to trigger guard.
Courtesy of National Rifle Association Museum, Washington DC
Naval History and Heritage Command