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  • Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Musket Action c. 1812- 1814
    Object       A musket action with “TOWER”, a crown and the Royal cipher “GR” engraved on one side.
    Object     A musket action with “TOWER”, a crown and the Royal cipher “GR” engraved on one side.
  • Brown Bess Musket
    Object       A Brown Bess rifle, commonly called an India Pattern Musket, that has been previously converted from a flintlock to a percussion action. It is a single 39 inch barrel with three ram rod pipes. There is a strap clasp on the front of the trigger guard and it is a ...
    Object     A Brown Bess rifle, commonly called an India Pattern Musket, that has been previously converted from a flintlock to a percussion action. It is a single 39 inch barrel with ...
  • Musket Action Piece
    Objectcomment       This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Objectcomment     This is a musket action piece that has ornate markings on one side. This item is currently on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Flint
    Object       This is a piece of flint that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. It would have been used to light a flintlock musket when firing at the enemy.
    Object     This is a piece of flint that was unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. It would have been used to light a flintlock musket when firing at the enemy.
  • Musket Pieces- c. 1812
    Object       These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
    Object     These are various pieces of a musket action that were unearthed at one of Niagara’s Battlefields. These items are on display at the Battleground Hotel Museum.
  • Cock from an India Pattern Musket
    Object       This is the cock from an India Pattern musket of the British Army. It is oblonged shaped with a narrow bottom and a wide top. The top has a hole through it, as does the left side centre. Below is a protrusion of two ridges which are joined by a ...
    Object     This is the cock from an India Pattern musket of the British Army. It is oblonged shaped with a narrow bottom and a wide top. The top has a hole ...
  • Musket Ramrod Guide Tool
    Object       This is a ramrod guide for a British Tower flint-lock musket that was discovered in Niagara.
    Object     This is a ramrod guide for a British Tower flint-lock musket that was discovered in Niagara.
  • India Pattern Design Musket
    Object       This musket, circa 1800, is Brown Bess an “India Pattern” design. The ram rod is missing and there is a make-do front sling swivel. The stock is cracked and the proper right side on the bottom extends from the front of feather springs to the trigger guard. There is an ...
    Object     This musket, circa 1800, is Brown Bess an “India Pattern” design. The ram rod is missing and there is a make-do front sling swivel. The stock is cracked and the ...
  • Pricker- Military Equipment
    Object       These prickers, dated 1812, were used as a screwdriver for a musket. It is “Y” shaped, with the top “V” forming the handle and the bottom arm narrowing to fit into the screw. The musket tool was used for pricking vent holes in the cartridge or for tightening jaw screws.
    Object     These prickers, dated 1812, were used as a screwdriver for a musket. It is “Y” shaped, with the top “V” forming the handle and the bottom arm narrowing to fit ...
  • Brown Bess Musket and Ramrod- c.1812
    Objectcomment       This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India Pattern” design. It was a British regulation issue flintlock musket. There are various engravings on the musket that include: “Tower” which stands for the Tower of London. This means it was most likely approved by the ...
    Objectcomment     This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India Pattern” design. It was a British regulation issue flintlock musket. There are various engravings on the ...
  • Brown Bess Musket
    Object       This original Brown Bess musket is an East India Pattern musket (3rd model) as it has a 39 inch barrel, a brass side plate on the opposite side of the lock and has no tail to it. The tang on the butt plate is also short. The lock mechanism reveals ...
    Object     This original Brown Bess musket is an East India Pattern musket (3rd model) as it has a 39 inch barrel, a brass side plate on the opposite side of the ...
  • Musket Lock Mechanism
    Object       This is a lock mechanism measuring 17.7 cm x 3.1 cm, that was made for a tower musket. This lock mechanism was converted to percussion. There are four perforations and markings include “Tower”, a tri-corn crown with the “GR” cipher underneath, and a “B” with an arrow pointing left.
    Object     This is a lock mechanism measuring 17.7 cm x 3.1 cm, that was made for a tower musket. This lock mechanism was converted to percussion. There are four perforations and ...
  • Flint Bag
    Object       This linen bag features red stripes on a white background. The bag was used to carry flints for a flintlock musket. This type of bag was used from the Revolutionary War until 1820. Further research in 2010 suggests the flint bag was not officially used by the military but is ...
    Object     This linen bag features red stripes on a white background. The bag was used to carry flints for a flintlock musket. This type of bag was used from the Revolutionary ...
  • Musket Ball
    Objectcomment       Original donated and identified as a clay musket ball with a circumference of 5cm. It is highly doubtful that such an item would ever be used effectively as a musket ball and is more likely a marble or other such item.
    Objectcomment     Original donated and identified as a clay musket ball with a circumference of 5cm. It is highly doubtful that such an item would ever be used effectively as a musket ...
  • Musket Lock Mechanism
    Object       This is an iron lock mechanism measuring 13.9 cm x 2.5 cm x 3.1cm that is a flintlock from a military pistol. There are seven perforations and markings include “1812”, “2”, and a rampant lion presenting the crown.
    Object     This is an iron lock mechanism measuring 13.9 cm x 2.5 cm x 3.1cm that is a flintlock from a military pistol. There are seven perforations and markings include “1812”, ...
  • British Long Land Musket
    Objectcomment       This type of musket was produced by the British government from circa 1793-1815 and would have been used during the War of 1812. A long gun, 54 1/2 inches from stock to butt. The stock and butt of the gun are carved from walnut. The long barrel is metal and ...
    Objectcomment     This type of musket was produced by the British government from circa 1793-1815 and would have been used during the War of 1812. A long gun, 54 1/2 inches from ...
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Object       This is an American metal musket ball mold of a plier design, dated 1812-1814. It was used to press a musket ball to the size of a bore or rifle, approximately .69 calibre musket balls. The press end is hollow and rounded with a hole at one end for pouring ...
    Object     This is an American metal musket ball mold of a plier design, dated 1812-1814. It was used to press a musket ball to the size of a bore or rifle, ...
  • Indian Chief Musket and Ramrod
    Object       This musket, circa1812, with its ramrod attached, is a flintlock converted to a percussion steel firing mechanism. The barrel is steel and the stock is made of walnut. The marks include: the Hanoverian crown, the “GR” cipher, “London” and “R & K Sutherland” or "R & R Sutherland" on the ...
    Object     This musket, circa1812, with its ramrod attached, is a flintlock converted to a percussion steel firing mechanism. The barrel is steel and the stock is made of walnut. The marks ...
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