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Northwest fur trade flintlock musket

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Description Flintlock musket of the type used in the Northwest fur trade, circa 1800. Northwest guns were prized by Native American and European traders alike. The wide steel trigger guard allowed the weapon to be fired while wearing mittens. The fully stocked musket has a brass dragon side plate, ramrod guides and butt plate. The hammer holds a piece of flint within a leather strip. Made by gunsmith Robert Wheeler in Birmingham, England.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 57 5/8 inches length (overall)
42 1/8 inches length (barrel)
Nomenclature Musket
Creation Made by: Wheeler, Robert
Made by: Wilson, Richard
Made in Birmingham, England
Subjects North West Company
Made in Birmingham, England
Fur Trade
Construction and building trades
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1790 - Not later than 1810

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1979.23

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