Edwin Wesson Match Rifle

Description (Brief)
This .45 caliber rifle was designed for use in shooting matches. Made by Edwin Wesson (the older brother of Daniel Wesson of Smith & Wesson), it was used in the Civil War by Edwin J. Stanclift of the 8th Company, 1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters. The telescopic sight was made by C.D. Abbey of Chicago.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle, percussion
date made
ca 1849
maker
Wesson, Edwin
Measurements
overall: 47 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 120.65 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*43490
catalog number
43490
accession number
164794
subject
Firearms
Military
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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