Richmond Armory Musket

Richmond Armory Musket

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Description (Brief)
Virginia seized the equipment used for making Model 1855 Rifle Muskets at Harpers Ferry when she seceded from the Union in 1861. The machinery was moved to Richmond where this rifle musket was made. The Model 1855 patterns account for the hump shape of the lockplate.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle musket, percussion
Other Terms
rifle; Firearms; Percussion Fire;.58 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa
date made
1863
associated date
1863
maker
Richmond Armory
place made
United States: Virginia, Richmond
United States: Confederate States of America
Measurements
overall, musket: 56 in x 2 3/8 in; 142.24 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
AF.32782
catalog number
32782
accession number
69413
subject
Firearms
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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