- Description (Brief)
- Virginia seized the equipment used for making Model 1855 Rifle Muskets at Harpers Ferry when she seceded from the Union in 1861. The machinery was moved to Richmond where this rifle musket was made. The Model 1855 patterns account for the hump shape of the lockplate.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Richmond Armory
- date made
- associated date
- overall, musket: 56 in x 2 3/8 in; 142.24 cm x 6.0325 cm
- Object Name
- rifle musket, percussion
- Other Terms
- rifle; Firearms; Percussion Fire; .58 In; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa
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