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Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Musket

Object Number: 
INV.5648
Date: 
1849
Medium: 
Wood, iron, steel, brass
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 42 in. ( 106.7 cm ) Overall: 57 3/8 in. ( 145.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: breech of barrel: "V/P/eagle head"; and "ARP" (foliate inspector's mark) stamped: barrel tang: "1849"; buttplate tang: "US" stamped: left stock: "A..."; and: "....."? (foliate inspector's cartouches)
Description: 
Wood, iron, steel, and brass percussion musket; iron furniture; bladed brass front sight; stamped marks on barrel and buttplate tangs; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; stamped cartouches on left side of stock.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group