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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Austria 6 Unknown 893
Descriptions
plain 345 iron 419 trigger 354 walnut 486 metal 3340
Names
firearm 4093
Subjects
colonial 7 Austrian
Use
musket 82
Date:
1600-1680
Dimensions:
L: 54.75 in, Barrel length: 40.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This type of musket was used in Colonial America from about 1600 to 1680. Matchlock was the next step from hand cannons. Instead of having to hold the slow match to the powder-filled pan, a pull on the trigger lowered the matchholder and match to the pan. Because the match was guided to the powder, the musketeer could sight down the barrel and be somewhat more accurate in hitting his mark. The matchlock typically weighted 10-15 lb., used a 1.5 oz. ball and 23 gram charge. It could fire out to 250 yards, but was accurate at only about half that distance. (from Firearms Past and Present)
Inscription:
BARREL: UNKNOWN MAKER'S MARK.
Remarks:
A. musket; B. ramrod. .75 bore. The priming pan on this piece has a cover and flash guard. It is accompanied by an iron-mounted musket rest.
Model:
Austrian Matchlock Musket
Accession Number:
1988.8.528

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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