Model 1816 U.S. Flintlock Musket
Wood, iron, brass,steel
Overall: 57 3/8 in. ( 145.7 cm )
barrel length: 42 in. ( 106.7 cm )
Part (bayonet length): 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm)
Wood, iron, and brass percussion musket; French-style conversion to percussion system; iron furniture; button-head steel ramrod; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate, barrel tang, sideplate, buttplate tang, barrel bands, and trigger guard plate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; stamped cartouches on left side of stock at wrist; angular iron bayonet with beak point, full face flute, and hollow back flutes.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
stamped: barrel bands, buttplate, barrel tang, sideplate, triger guard, barrel bands: "8" (inspector mark)
stamped: barrel tang: "14/8" (inspector mark)
stamped: breech end of barrel: "V/P" (eagle head below mark)
stamped: left stock: "VPH" ; "AB" (foliate) ; (inspector marks)
stamped: center lockplate: "US" ( below eagle); lockplate tail: "HARPERS/FERRY/1824"
incised: left buttstock: "B"
stamped: buttstock: "12" ; bottom: "IM" (probably inspector marks)
stamped: bottom forestock: "3"
stamped: trigger guard: "C" (inspector mark)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.