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.

Date Made: ca 1849

Maker: Wesson, Edwin

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: FirearmsRelated Event: Civil War


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Credit Line: Ralph G. Packard

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.43490Catalog Number: 43490Accession Number: 164794

Object Name: riflerifle, percussionOther Terms: rifle; Firearms; Percussion Fire; .45 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa; Match

Measurements: overall: 47 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 120.65 cm x 6.0325 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-14a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_414953

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