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Barrel of a Musket

Barrel of a Musket

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Description
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
Object Name
Barrel of a Musket
Measurements
bore: 19 mm; x 3/4 in
overall: 110 mm x 32 mm; 4 5/16 in x 1 1/4 in
overall: 43 3/16 in x 1 1/4 in; 109.69625 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
CH.328876
catalog number
328876
accession number
277638
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. T. Morris Perot, III
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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