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Escopeta / Fusil / Light Musket

Escopeta / Fusil / Light Musket

Manufacturer / Maker: Mexico

Department: History
Date: 1779
Medium: Walnut (wood), steel and brass
Dimensions:
54 1/2 x 2 x 7 1/4 in. (138.4 x 5.1 x 18.4 cm)
Classification: Tools, Implements & Weights
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1979 General Obligation Bonds
Object number: PC1982.99.1
DescriptionSpanish escopeta, light musket or fusil. Walnut catalan stock with relief carving and a prominent hook at the toe of the butt. Lock is the "Padilla" or "Miguelet" pattern. Steel barrel is .69 caliber."R.C. PL 1779" and two makers symbols are on the barrel near the lock."R.C.C." on stock near rear.
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Label Text:Fusil / Light Musket
Spain, 1779
Walnut, steel and brass
#82.99.1

Manufactured the year of Governor Anza's victory over the Comanches, this light musket has all the characteristics set by the regulations of 1752. It is .69 caliber, has a fragile "French" flintlock mechanism, long barrel and Catalon-style stock with a pronounced hook or toe on the underside leading to the butt. Few of these weapons survived on the frontier because of the harsh conditions.

Fusil / Light Musket Spain, 1779 Walnut, steel and brass #82.99.1 Manufactured the year of Governor Anza's victory over the Comanches, this light musket has all the characteristics set by the regulations of 1752. It is .69 caliber, has a fragile "French" flintlock mechanism, long barrel and Catalon-style stock with a pronounced hook or toe on the underside leading to the butt. Few of these weapons survived on the frontier because of the harsh conditions.