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Spanish Percussion Musket

Spanish Percussion Musket

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Currently not on view
Object Name
musket
musket, percussion
place made
Spain
Measurements
overall, musket: 45 in x 2 1/4 in; 114.3 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
AF.43484
catalog number
43484
accession number
164794
Credit Line
Ralph G. Packard
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

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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