Musket Barrel


This iron barrel of a musket came from T. Morris Perot III, a businessman whose ancestors established a malting company (or brewery) in Philadelphia in the late eighteenth century. Joseph Priestley had similar gun barrels in his laboratory and used them for chemical experiments.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mr. T. Morris Perot, III

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.328877Catalog Number: 328877Accession Number: 277638

Object Name: Barrel of a Musket

Measurements: overall: 111 mm x 32 mm; 4 3/8 in x 1 1/4 inoverall: 1 5/8 in x 43 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 110.8075 cm x 3.4925 cm


Record Id: nmah_2551

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