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
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
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

What did the native Americans use for musket wadding?

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