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Muskets made for the Massachusetts COS generally conformed to Congressional standards although barrels were an inch longer. Connecticut musket barrels were two inches longer and the bayonet blade was shortened to 14 inches. Barrels of Maryland COS muskets were two inches shorter, while the bayonet had a 17-inch blade. Of whatever origin, COS muskets generally had 42-to 46-inch barrels of 75 caliber pin-fastened to walnut and, occasionally, maple stocks. Furniture was usually iron, but brass was also used.
He moved, a year later, to Bridgwater, Mass. An experienced gun-and — locksmith, he established a scythe and axe works featuring the first trip-hammer forge in New England. In 1748 he made 500 muskets for the Massachusetts Militia, most of these taken from Castle William by the British when on 17 March 1776 they evacuated Boston. Shortly after the war began Orr erected a foundry, casting both brass and iron cannon while also making large quantities of ammunition. He died at Bridgewater, 6 Dec. 1798.
A) John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, introduced the 1st pattern “Brown Bess” infantry musket ca. 1714. This specimen, made by Jordan of London in 1747, probably served in the French and Indian War. “US” mark is visible on the lockplate. Credit: West Point Museum. Y. (fl. 1770–80). Y. Colony on 13 June 1775. ” Credit: Smithsonian Institution. As gunmaking was primarily an individual household enterprise during this era, most shops were rather small; some no more than an addition to the man’s home.
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