Committee of Safety Musket
Catalog #: 152484 Accession #: 19953
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 8.75" H x 59" W x 3.25" D
Committee of Safety musket , .80 caliber.
Committee of Safety rifles were copied from the British King’s Arms long land pattern musket. During the mid 1700’s many communities formed Committees of Safety to address the needs and concerns of the times. Committees of Safety during the earlier years of the Revolution served as the chief executive body of the province to transition from colonial to state government. A militia of able bodied men was subordinate to the Committee and would respond to emergencies if called.
Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)