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Percussion musket

Object Number: 
1918.37
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 48 5/8 in. ( 123.5 cm ) Part (barrel): 33 1/8 in. (84.1 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: patchbox: "Presented by /Ex. Capt. H. Meyerholz." stamped: barrel: "ZETTLER" engraved: barrel tang: "35"
Description: 
Wood, iron, and brass percussion rifle; brass furniture with small oval escutchheon plate and engraved scrolls on trigger guard, tang of buttplate, and sideplate; engraved scrolls on lockplate, hammer, barrel, and barrel tang; inlaid stars on top, and left sides of buttstock and on forestock; inlaid eagle grasping cloth or blanket also on left side of buttstock; brass patchbox with engraved scrolls and inscription contains iron worm and tool; stamped mark on barrel and engraved number on tang; steel ramrod with brass trumpet head; brass middle and forward barrel bands.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Mathesius
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group