Indian Trade Musket

Description (Brief)
This .60 caliber smoothbore flintlock musket was manufactured in Pennsylvania about 1820 for trade with American Indians. The lockplate, stamped "Ketland & Co." and "UNITED STATES" was manufactured in Britain for use by U.S. military contract manufacturers.
Object Name
musket
musket, flintlock
maker
Ketland & Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 54 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 139.065 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: 53 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 135.89 cm x 6.6675 cm x 21.59 cm
place made
United States
United Kingdom: Great Britain
ID Number
1985.0783.24
accession number
1985.0783
catalog number
1985.0783.24
collector/donor number
M11
subject
Military
American Enterprise
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

8/3/2015 9:22:32 PM
Douglas Joyner
What did the native Americans use for musket wadding?
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