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Flintlock musket mounted on board

Object Number: 
1947.296
Date: 
1760-1820
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 28 5/8 in. ( 72.7 cm ) Overall: 43 3/4 in. ( 111.1 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron flintlock carbine; iron furniture.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this carbine was found in 1946 during excavations for the Battery-Brooklyn tunnel. The carbine was probably thrown away or abandoned in the area, which was underwater until landfilling of Battery Park began.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Herbert H. Perham
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group