People of the Waters - Travel and Trade
OPM #:
1165-21
Object Name:
Rifle
Description:
J. Henry & Son half stock percussion muzzle loading rifle with black walnut stock, iron butt plate and trigger guard and German Silver trim, octagon barrel 35" long with patent breech. Barrel held with single 3/8" wide key 10" ahead of breech. Barrel key protected by oval German Silver escutheon plates. Double set triggers. Front action lock marked "R.B." with cast floral design in plate. Hammer is a historically accurate replacement installed by the museum in 1992 or 1993. Single tear-drop lock plate. Nose cap is cast German Silver held on with two tiny screws. Bore about .45 caliber with hexagon-type rifling and muzzle is not coned or chamfered. Missing front sight. V-notch rear right. Toe plate held with two screws and ends in a beaver tail. Trigger guard is bent and appears to be old. Beaver tail cheek piece has shadow line. Missing ramrod.
Comments:
J. Henry & Sons made rifles for the Indian trade. This gun was used by Neopit Oshkosh.
Material:
Steel/Wood
Culture/Period:
Menominee
Fur Trade
Date:
1850-1870
Dimensions:
L-51 inches
People:
Oshkosh, Neopit
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