Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 10" H x 63.5" W x 3.25" D
Early colonial matchlock musket, .75 caliber. This musket was made in Massachusetts during the first half of the 17th century. The stock has Newtowne burned into both sides.
This musket was most likely one of the muskets used to arm the militia. The stock is branded Newtowne for its place of origin, Newtowne, Massachusetts, which was established as an outpost of Boston in 1631.
In September, 1634 the court ordered that all muskets, bandeleros and rests shall be equally divided between the plantations and towns to have arms in readiness for an attack at all times.