The King's Crown inspector's mark
was used by British Board of Ordnance to mark their approval on several areas of a King's Musket, known today as the Brown Bess Musket
The King's Crown inspector's mark is often found below the triggerguard, inside the rod channel, inside the barrel channel, and inside the triggerguard bow.
The inspector's mark is about .200" wide, about .200" tall, and the tool body is 1" length, 5/16" diameter, brightly polished steel, hardened to Rc 62 to 65 (as hard as a file). Wrap the body with masking tape to provide a better grip.
Made in the USA, of very hard steel, this tool will give a long life, if used correctly.
Be careful, be safe. If mis-struck, this steel marking punch can become a projectile. Wear safety glasses. Protect your fingers.
Our instructions are included with each tool. Or click to download, view, and print these step-by-step instructions as a .pdf file on Hand Stamp Instructions
Marks on rounded or flat steel surfaces require multiple strikes, in sequence. Marks in wood require only one controlled strike.No Return, No Refund, No Exchange
. Steel marking punches are expendable hardened steel tool bits, with a service life similar to drill bits or hand taps. The value is in the first use. Longevity is under the control of the user. We do not offer a warranty nor a refund for these tools. They are an investment for future use.Never
attempt to mark tempered steel, plated steel, or case-hardened steel with these hand stamps.We offer the full set of four (4) hand stamps, replicas of original marks found on Brown Bess Muskets