"Brown Bess" Musket and Socket Bayonet

Unknown English, English

Share

18th century

Wood and brass

Overall: 57 5/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 9/16 in. (145.5 × 14 × 6.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Raymond W. Jones

MIS.954.157

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Armament

Classification

European History

Not on view

Inscription

"Handed down in the family of Zenas Haynes, used by him in the Mexican War"; "Dublin Castle" marked behind hammer on lock plate; British proof marks over "GR" on barrel; stamped "broad arrow" between fisson and hammer; stamped "US" on lock

Provenance

Zenas Haynes, Hendersonville, New York (used during the Mexican War); by descent to Raymond W. Jones; given to present collection, 1954.

Old Number

54.13.17236A and B

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Noticed a mistake? Have some extra information about this object? Contact Us

Subjects

Subjects: