US Model 1808 Contract Musket c.1811-14

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Smith Cogswell Contract Musket for Militia Use, Albany, New York, c 1811-14.
42 1/2 in., .75 caliber round barrel stamped at the breech "P" eagle head and "V" and assembly number "IX" below the vent; flat lock plate with pointed tail marked "1811" and "US" over a spread wing eagle and "S.COGSWELL" below the integrally forged iron pan, the inside surface of the plate with traces of a "HS" or "KS" mark, assembly number "XI" on the forward area of the plate; cherry stock with no visible markings; iron furniture of typical form with sling swivels and later steel rammer with button head and threaded end. 
Overall lg. 58 in.


The William M. Reid Collection.

Smith Cogswell made contract muskets for New York State during the War of 1812. A similar lock is illustrated and describe in Robert M. Reilly, United States Martial Flintlocks, (Lincoln, RI: Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 1986), p. 80, Fig. 230.

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