Percussion musket

Maker
A. Francotte
Description
Percussion musket, 3 band, smooth bore, .70 inch or 14 bore calibre. Back action lock. Iron fittings. Solid bands retained by springs inletted into forewood. Front and rear sling swivels. Iron ramrod.
"A.Francotte / A LIEGE" stamped onto lock and barrel.

Made by the Belgium Gun Trade, possible N.Z. Wars Trade Musket.
Loading method: muzzle loading, single shot.
Ignition system: percussion cap firing.
Place of origin Belgium [1840 - 1860s].
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Maker
Media/Materials
Musket, barrel iron and wood stock
Measurements
1430mm total length
1030mm barrell length
110mm stock width
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1965/35/1

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