Richard Wilson Brown Bess Musket, 1761

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Description (Brief)
This British musket was produced in London for use by the colony of New Jersey in the French and Indian War. New Jersey retained the musket and issued it to patriot forces at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Date made
ca. 1761
maker
Wilson
place made
United Kingdom
associated place
United States: New Jersey
United States
Measurements
overall: 61 1/2 in; x 156.21 cm
overall: 62 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 158.75 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
1985.0783.27
accession number
1985.0783
catalog number
1985.0783.27
collector/donor number
M24-L
Credit Line
Adriana Scalamandre Bitter and Edwin Ward Bitter for the Bitter Family Collection
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Exhibition
American Democracy: The Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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