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American-Made Musket
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

American-Made Musket

Catalog #: 66665M    Accession #: 235042
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 8" H x 58" W x 2.5" D

Physical Description

American made composite musket, .75 caliber. This gun is assembled with a barrel bearing London proofmarks, a lock bearing French marks, and the trigger and stock of an American manufacturer.

General History

During the Revolutionary War, many gunmakers were forced to cannibalize parts from guns manufactured on various foreign soils. These guns, referred to as composites, contained disparate parts and are therefore difficult to date with any degree of accuracy.


Keywords

Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
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