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Prussian Model 1740 Infantry Musket

Origin: Europe, German States, Prussia, Potsdam
OL: 57 5/16"
Iron/steel, maple & brass
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2009-35
Label:While Prussia is not known to have directly supplied muskets for the American Revolution, they did supply arms to other city-states that fought on the side of the British (commonly known as Hessians). Furthermore, parts of Prussian muskets were incorporated into post-Revolutionary muskets assembled by American makers, proving their use in America. This musket is identical in form to those used by some of the so-called Hessians, who copied this pattern.