Cut Fowler,percussion musket
Wood, iron, brass
Overall: 46 1/4 in. ( 117.5 cm ) Part (barrel): 31 in. (78.7 cm)
stamped: lockplate: "JONES" engraved: trigger bow: "JJ" (foliate) incised: butt stock: "J"
Wood, iron, and brass percussion rifle; French-style conversion to percussion system; brass furniture with engraved floral design on hammer and engraved lines near tail of lockplate; button-head steel ramrod; stamped mark forward of hammer on lockplate; incised letter on right side of buttstock and engraved mark on trigger bow.
Originally manufactured with a flintlock, this sporting rifle was converted to percussion with a French-style alteration, a method which was performed by private contractors during the early 1850's.
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