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This British musket was made following a pattern developed in 1756 and is marked to the 4th Regiment of Foot, also known as the “King’s Own.” Most British infantrymen carried muskets like this one at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. This musket’s provenance, or history of ownership, suggests that an American soldier captured it from the “King’s Own” regiment at the Battle of Germantown, near Philadelphia, on October 4, 1777.  

Object Details

  • Pattern 1756 Long Land Musket
    Iron, Steel, Brass, Wood (walnut)


Image 111120 Collection 52 Thomas Noyess Musket

Thomas Noyes's Musket

This musket, with the initials “TN” are carved on the lock-side, belonged to either Thomas Noyes III or his son, also named Thomas, who both served in the Massachusetts militia during the Revolutionary War.
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Image 091120 Ustates Musket Collection American Musket

Musket Marked "U.STATES"

This musket is a typical composite piece of wartime production, incorporating British and American components, and boldly marked “U.STATES” to designate public ownership.
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Musket Made by Thomas Palmer

Musket Made by Thomas Palmer

This musket, made by Philadelphia gunsmith Thomas Palmer, is believed to have been one of the forty muskets ordered by George Washington in January 1775.
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