The FRONT side of the T shirt depicts an India Pattern Brown Bess lock.
The BACK side of the T shirt features the first stanza of Kipling's famous poem about this musket:
In the days of lace-ruffles, perukes, and brocade Brown Bess was a partner whom none could despise - An out-spoken, flinty-lipped, brazen-faced jade, With a habit of looking men straight in the eyes - At Blenheim and Ramillies, fops would confess They were pierced to the heart by the charms of Brown Bess.
-Rudyard Kipling, 'Brown Bess,' 1911
The Brown Bess India Pattern was 3 version of this famous .75 caliber smooth bore musket used by British forces all over the world from roughly 1797-1854. The India Pattern Bess featured a 39 inch barrel with an overall length of 55.5 inches (the original Long Land Pattern muskets had 46 inch barrels with an overall length of 62.4 inches)
Each Shirt Professionally Screen Printed One-At-A-Time by Me in the USA