Belgian double barrel shotgun
Description Belgian double-barreled percussion shotgun. The shotgun was reportedly used by Native American scout John Other Day during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War while escorting white settlers from the Yellow Medicine Agency to Hutchinson, Minnesota. The gun has a straight walnut stock with an iron butt plate and a replaced trigger guard. The bar locks, butt plate and butt plate tang have coarse foliate scroll engraving. The shotgun's Damascus barrels have shortened and a brass bead sight was added afterward. The underside of each barrel has provisional and standard-load proofs from Liege, Belgium.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 87.5 centimeters length (overall)
48.6 centimeters length (barrel)
19 1/8 inches length (barrels cut off)
Nomenclature Shotgun
Creation Made in Liege, Belgium
Subjects Used by: Other Day, John
Made in Liege, Belgium
Used in Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, United States
Used in U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1840 - Not later than 1860

Use: Exactly 1862
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 3315.H461

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