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Barrel of a Musket

Barrel of a Musket

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Barrel of a Musket
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
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Credit Line
Gift of Mr. T. Morris Perot, III
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National Museum of American History
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