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Small arm is the name given to any firearm that can be carried in the hand.

It is impossible to say with any certainty what small arms were issued to the company of Marines serving on HMS Endeavour, or what arms were stored for use by seamen in times of emergency.

It seems most likely that the majority of small arms were either sea service muskets, or possibly the newly introduced short land service musket.

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Cultural Artefacts: Sea Service Musket
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Prepared by: Turnbull, P
Created: 4 October 2001
Modified: 3 March 2004

Published by South Seas, 1 February 2004
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: Paul.Turnbull@jcu.edu.au
Prepared by: Paul Turnbull
Updated: 28 June 2004
To cite this page use: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cs-ss-biogs-P000044

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