Pedersoli Grice 1762 Brown Bess 42” Black Powder Flintlock Musket .75 Cal

SOLD FOR: $1,250

WOA#: WY240321BS011

Make: Pedersoli

Model: Grice 1762

Serial#: BB20178

Year of Manufacture: 2006 (CA Date Code)

Caliber: .75

Action Type: Flintlock, Muzzle Loading, Black Powder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked ‘BB20178”, “dp”, “PEDERSOLI – ITALY CAL.75 / BLACK POWDER ONLY”, “CA”.  The lock plate is marked “GRICE 1762” with a “GR” Crown.

Barrel Length: 42”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a rectangular block fixed to the barrel.  There is no rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip:  The stock is one piece walnut with side plate, lock plate, straight grip, straight comb, brass buttplate, brass capped forend, four brass ramrod pipes, sling ring on the forend, sling loop integral to the front of the trigger guard, and installed ramrod. The stock rates in Fine condition.  There are no chips or cracks or any notable handling wear.

Type of Finish: Stainless, Brass

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The smoothbore is bright with no erosion. There is some rust freckles in the muzzle. Other than that, the bore appears clean and shiny. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition:  This musket retains about 99% of its finish. There is some general operation wear on the strike plate. The mechanics are excellent.  There are a few minor scratches and rust freckles.  Overall this Rifle rates in Fine Condition.

Mechanics: The hammer locks.  The trigger is crisp. The action functions correctly.  We have not fired this musket. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This musket comes with its installed ramrod and a white leather sling.

Our Assessment:  This Pedersoli “Grice 1762”, made in 2006, is a fascinating blend of historical authenticity and modern craftsmanship. This musket is inspired by the British “Brown Bess,” a designation for the standard-issue musket used by British forces during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The Pedersoli version combines new manufacturing techniques with original components from a historical Brown Bess, ensuring both functionality and historical accuracy.

The musket features a .75 caliber smoothbore barrel, a hallmark of the original Brown Bess, allowing for the firing of both musket balls and shot. The lock mechanism, true to the 1762 design, is meticulously crafted to replicate the flintlock ignition system used during that period. The walnut stock is finished to match the look and feel of the original muskets, providing a connection to the soldiers who once carried these iconic weapons.

This combination of new and old parts not only preserves the historical integrity of the musket but also enhances its appeal to collectors and reenactors. The Pedersoli Grice 1762 is more than just a reproduction; it is a functional piece of history that offers a tangible link to the past while ensuring reliability and performance with modern craftsmanship.  Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Pedersoli Grice 1762 Brown Bess 42” Black Powder Flintlock Musket .75 Cal
Pedersoli Grice 1762 Brown Bess 42” Black Powder Flintlock Musket .75 Cal