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Fowler c.1820-30, converted flintlock percussion musket: inscribed

Object Number: 
1929.142
Date: 
1820-1830
Medium: 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 54 1/2 in. ( 138.4 cm ) Part (barrel): 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: lockplate: "W/KETLAND/& CO."
Description: 
Wood, iron, and brass percussion rifle; French-style conversion to percussion system; part round, part octagon barrel with bladed front sight and stamped circles at breech end and near middle; brass furniture with two ramrod pipes; two brass inlays on left side of stock; checkering at wrist and engraved floral designs on hammer, lockplate, and bolster; stamped mark at center of lockplate; wooden ramrod.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this rifle was used during the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Sanderson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group