Thomas Noyes's Musket
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Many privately-owned American firearms from the 1700s were made from a variety of parts. This musket was probably assembled in Massachusetts using local wood for the stock and a French-made lock and barrel. The musket belonged to either Thomas Noyes III (born 1729) or his son, also named Thomas (born 1754), of Essex County, Massachusetts. The initials “TN” are carved on the lock-side of the firearm near the butt plate. Both father and son served in the Massachusetts militia during the Revolutionary War.
Iron, Steel, Wood, Brass
Museum of the American Revolution