Fowler c.1820-30, converted flintlock percussion musket: inscribed
Wood, iron, brass
Overall: 54 1/2 in. ( 138.4 cm ) Part (barrel): 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm)
stamped: lockplate: "W/KETLAND/& CO."
Wood, iron, and brass percussion rifle; French-style conversion to percussion system; part round, part octagon barrel with bladed front sight and stamped circles at breech end and near middle; brass furniture with two ramrod pipes; two brass inlays on left side of stock; checkering at wrist and engraved floral designs on hammer, lockplate, and bolster; stamped mark at center of lockplate; wooden ramrod.
According to accession records, this rifle was used during the War of 1812.
Gift of Mrs. Sanderson
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