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    British East India Company Shipwreck Brown Bess Musket Ball Set from Queen 1800 in Black Mini Museum Display | Artifact #G3125

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    Musket Flint from the British East India Company Shipwreck of Queen 1800

    Please Note: These are authentic hand-cast British East India Company Brown Bess Musket Balls, and your shot will be similar to the ones pictured and be of equal or better quality.

    These musket balls were recovered from the remains of the British East Indiaman Queen. Judging from the artifacts (tin and copper bars, ceramics, trade goods of all kinds, and war materials) recovered from her remains, she was bringing highly desirable cargo to Brazil.

    Your Brown Bess Shipwreck Musket Flint Mini Museum Display ships with both a burned and unburned musket ball.

    Ironically, she didn’t sink due to war or storm or bad navigation, but rather it was said from a candle in a cabin. However, a letter dated 17 July, 1800, states otherwise... and the condition of the musket balls recovered is a testament to the truth of this letter - both unburned and burned shot were recovered in modern-day from the remains of the wreck.

    On July 9, 1800 at 3 a.m., Queen caught fire in the Bay of All Saints at St. Salvador, Brazil. The crew tried to save the ship, but the fire spread so fast Queen became a major threat to the ships moored near her and fortunately, as the letter tells, “the current carried her clear of the Bay, and she drove a considerable distance before she blew up.”

    This ammunition was used in the British East India Company Brown Bess Muskets of the day - and as the "Company" carried their own military personnel, flints and ammunition were part of the shipboard munitions as well as trade items.

    Your British East India Company Shipwreck Flint Mini Museum Display Includes:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Knecht
    3. Historic Brief Including an Eye-Witness Account of the Demise of Queen, and an Newspaper Account of the Explosion and Sinking
    4. Openable Mini Museum Display and Stand

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