Object Title

Percussion breech-loading military musket - Model 1842

Percussion breech-loading military musket - Model 1842

Date

1851

Object Number

XII.9254

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.362)

Physical Description

Musket with Maynard tape primer. Fore-sight on front muzzle band ; 3 bands and no rear sight; bayonet lug beneath muzzle ; tang with 1851.
Black flat lock plate with eagle and MASS ARMS CO CHICPEE FALLS; flat tape primer with MAYNARD'S PATENT; lacking hammer. Butt with 303 in white paint; butt plate tang stamped with U; metal rod

Dimensions

BarrelLength1067mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.70 in

Associations

Places America