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Schuetzen rifle

Object Number: 
1922.136a
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Wood, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 49 in. (124.5 cm) Part (barrel): 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "G. SCHALK/POTTSVILLE"
Description: 
Wood and steel percussion Schuetzen rifle; octagon barrel with tube front sight and disk-shaped rear sight; crescent-shaped buttplate with checkering at wrist; stamped mark at breech end of barrel.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. C.G. Schaefer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group