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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A. 5
Descriptions
steel 2355 brass 1442 wood 4438
Names
firearm 4093
Use
musketoon
Date:
1853
Dimensions:
L: 41 in, Barrel length: 26 in, H: 8 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This U.S. Model 1847 musketoon was originally a Cavalry type which was altered to artillery use, 1855-1860, when the Cavalry received the New Model 1855 and Sharps carbines. Alterations were probably also made for artillery use during the Civil War.
Inscription:
on lock: SPRING/FIELD/1853 U.S. (under eagle) [on top of barrel:] V/P (eagle head) (proofmarks) [on upper tang:] 1851 [on butt plate:] U.S. [on front barrel band:] 7 [stamped in wood on left side of stock:] 7
Remarks:
A: gun B: ram rod
Model:
Springfield U.S. Model 1847 Artillery Musketoon
Caliber/Gauge:
.69 ML
Accession Number:
1988.8.1549

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