Saturday, December 23, 2017

Brown Bess Bullet Needed

Would like to buy a Brown Bess bullet (.75 caliber) for American History class.  Holding something like that impresses students the risks the militiamen were taking.


  1. Another demonstration would be to take a replica Brown Bess and shoot a target from a bench rest just to show how inaccurate they were. Follow that up with a Civil War Minie ball target to show the increased lethaliaty.

  2. I am allowed to carry concealed on campus. Firing a Brown Bess on campus might be a problem. I found an eBay source.

  3. Could do a voluntary, not official, after class, "show and tell" at a range for your students.