Rifle musket with bayonet and scabbard (3)
Wood, steel, iron, brass, leather
barrel length: 39 1/4 in. ( 99.7 cm )
Part (bayonet length): 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Part (musket length): 55 5/8 in. (14
Wood, steel, iron, and brass percussion rifle musket; brass furniture; steel ramrod with knurled and slotted head; single-leaf rear sight; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; angular iron bayonet with beak point, full face flute, and deep back flutes; black leather bayonet scabbard with belt loop, triangular body, and cone-shaped brass tip and finial.
Gift of Carrie Althause
stamped: barrel: "25" (twice); also crown over crossed scepters, a post 1813 Birmingham, England proof.
stamped: lockplate center: "1862/TOWER"; also crown at tail.
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