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Indian Trade Musket

Indian Trade Musket

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Description (Brief)
This.60 caliber smoothbore flintlock musket was manufactured in Pennsylvania about 1820 for trade with American Indians. The lockplate, stamped "Ketland & Co." and "UNITED STATES" was manufactured in Britain for use by U.S. military contract manufacturers.
Object Name
musket, flintlock
Ketland & Co.
place made
United States
United Kingdom: Grand Bretagne
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 8 1/2 in x 54 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 139.065 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
Credit Line
Adriana Scalamandre Bitter and Edwin Ward Bitter for the Bitter Family Collection
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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