Spanish Percussion Musket

Spanish Percussion Musket

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Object Name
musket, percussion
Other Terms
musket; Firearms; Percussion Fire;.69 In; Smooth Bore; Muzzle Load; Sa
place made
overall, musket: 45 in x 2 1/4 in; 114.3 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Ralph G. Packard
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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This musket is a conversion from flintlock to the Forsyth detanator lock. It used detonating powder instead of percussion caps. When the hammer was cocked, it slid back the powder magazine over the touchhole, depositing a small amount of the powder. The pin on the hammer set it off.

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