by NRABlog Staff - Friday, September 4, 2015
Officially known as the Model 1863 US Double Rifle Musket, only about 1,000 Lindsay double muskets were made following a three-year lapse after the rifle's dual hammer design was originally patented.
While infantry armed with a single shot rifle may have favored a two-shooting shoulder arm, the Lindsay had a nasty habit of discharging both charges simultaneously... which wasn’t appreciated.
Until Sam Colt began marketing his repeaters, most shooters counted themselves lucky to have a good single-shot gun on-hand. But exceptions like this Lancaster-made John Palm double-barreled flintlock rifle were highly regarded. Palm’s design required squeezing the triggerguard to release the interlock holding the barrels from moving. Each barrel had its own front and rear sight at allow precise sighting-in.
NRA Museums displays one of the world's most impressive firearms collections across three breathtaking locations: the NRA National Firearms Museum, the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops, and the Frank Brownell Museum of the Southwest.
Each day, the NRA Museums Facebook page shares one of the beautiful and historic pieces from its collection to give a small taste of what you can see at any location. In case you've missed them or just want to look again, here's a recap of this past week's guns.