British Model 1839 percussion musket

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Titles British Model 1839 percussion musket
Description This British Model 1839 .80 caliber percussion musket was assembled during a period of arms shortage and uses earlier parts as well as those newly made. The musket was reportedly used by Captain Lewis Buggert during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. It has a shortened walnut stock, a shortened round barrel with an integral iron blade sight, and a brass trigger guard and buttplate. The lockplate and brass sideplate are from the earlier flintlock period. Made by Tower Armory in London, England.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 55 inches length (overall)
30 1/4 inches length (barrel)
.80 caliber
Nomenclature musket
Materials iron
walnut (wood)
brass (alloy)
Creation Made by: Tower Armory
Made in: London, England
Subjects Owned/used by: Buggert, Captain Lewis
Used in: New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, United States
Source: New Ulm, Battle of
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865--Equipment and supplies.
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Firearms
Dates Creation: Approximately 1840
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6056 (Accession Number)

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