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This musket read sight was recovered during excavations at the 2018 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Kaw Mission. The site, now called the Kaw Mission State Historic Site, was built over the winter of 1850 - 1851 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South as a school for boys in the Kaw (or Kansa) tribe. The site was acquired by the state of Kansas in 1951. A musket refers to all flintlock guns. The sight would have been mounted atop of the barrel of the gun to align the target visually with the shooter's eye.

Date: 1800-1860

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Musket Rear Sight from the Kaw Mission - 1

Item Number: 450985
Call Number: 14MO368-1165-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 450985

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