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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
walnut, brass (alloy), iron and steel
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 57 1/2 × 8 5/16 × 1 7/8 in. (146.1 × 21.1 × 4.8 cm)
H x W x D (b): 20 11/16 × 2 3/4 in. (52.5 × 7 cm)
Type:
muskets
Place made:
Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1770-1779
Description:
A Committee of Safety musket (a) and wooden hexagonal nut (b), made circa 1770s. This .80 caliber musket is constructed of a medium dark walnut stock. Its butt plate, trigger guard, proper right lock plate, frizzen, breech, and barrel bands are brass, it has a stored iron ramrod, and there are no discernable lock plate markings. The proper left side of the breech is engraved, “SS”, along the stock and there are scattered/unclear engravings between the space of the barrel and stock on the proper left side.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2018.116.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Weapons and ammunition
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a1f1fef9-70b0-4a88-952e-09153e96887c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.116.1ab