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Edwin Wesson Match Rifle

Edwin Wesson Match Rifle

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Description (Brief)
This.45 caliber rifle was designed for use in shooting matches. Made by Edwin Wesson (the older brother of Daniel Wesson of Smith & Wesson), it was used in the Civil War by Edwin J. Stanclift of the 8th Company, 1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters. The telescopic sight was made by C.D. Abbey of Chicago.
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Object Name
rifle, percussion
date made
ca 1849
Wesson, Edwin
place made
United States
overall: 47 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 120.65 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Ralph G. Packard
Civil War
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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