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Rifle

Description

British Tower Musket found at Chew House in Germantown, Pennsylvania, after the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777. However, it could not have been used in the Battle of Germantown as the musket was not being produced for the army yet at that time. It is a truncated pattern 1777 Short Land Musket, which makes it incredibly rare as not many of these weapons exist. Marked "40th Regiment," the rifle was likely produced around 1780 and carried by a member of this troop in a later battle during the American Revolutionary War.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1780

Materials

Metal, wood

Dimensions

48 L inches

Resource ID

12604

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Henry J. Berkley

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.