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Hammer lock

Object Number: 
1930.61
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 8.6 x 15.9 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: center: "US" (eagle above letters) stamped: tail: "SPRING/FIELD/1846"
Description: 
Steel lockplate from percussion musket; with hammer.
Gallery Label: 
This lockplate was found by Dr. John Osgood Stone after the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia in 1862. It was part of a Springfield Model 1842 musket that was used by a soldier during the battle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Grinnell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group