Committee of Safety Revolutionary War Musket 1765
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Category: Antique Rifles - 1500-1850 - Military Rifles - Antique
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Revolutionary War Committee of Safety Musket
The "minuteman" of the American Revolution is perhaps the most iconic image of our war for Independence. These militias were comprised of civilian soldiers; ready to defend their communities at a minute's notice. These groups were usually managed by local "Committees of Safety" - organizations which formed and mantained local militias. These Committees of Safety often contracted with local arms maker to supply their militias with military pattern firearms. These weapons are known as "Committee of Safety Muskets" and their quality ranges from very fine to downright crude. Original Committee of Safety muskets varied a great deal in overall style, but in general they were copies of the British Brown Bess musket. They were always of military pattern with a bayonet lug and a large caliber bore. Usually they were from a mixture of both imported and domestically produced components and almost always found without maker's marks. They are considered to be the quintessential American Musket by collectors and the very first muskets ever produced for the United States military. (Credit to Lodgewood for information). Sold as found/as is.