Percussion rifle, belgian made, boys rifle

Object Number: 
INV.5730
Date: 
1845-1865
Medium: 
Wood, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 29 1/4 in. ( 74.3 cm ) Overall: 44 3/4 in. ( 113.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "E/LG" (Liege, Belgium barrel proof); "BELGIUM"
Description: 
Wood, iron, and brass percussion rifle; iron furniture; brass and iron-capped wooden ramrod; stamped mark at breech end of barrel.
Gallery Label: 
This rifle was probably made for a boy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the U.S. Coast Guard Supply Center, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group