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Accession # SRM2000-4.1

Replica musket

Modern


This Brown Bess musket was most likely used for hunting purposes. It could be loaded with heavy bullets used to bring down deer or elk, or filled with bird shot for smaller game. It was the type of gun used by Mexican troops in the Battle of the Alamo.




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