Animation of the Day: U.S. Model 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket Lock from Ferry Farm

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

 

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Today’s animation is a U.S. Model 1861 Springfield Rifled Musket lock recovered archaeologically at George Washington’s Ferry Farm and is associated with the Union army’s occupation of this location during the American Civil War. Paul Nasca, who conserved this item, noted that  “failure of the main spring is the reason why the lock was discarded.”

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