A piece of early Texas history is now on display for the public to see at Texas A&M.
A musket on display was one of 1,800 ordered by the Republic of Texas in 1836, shortly after Texas became a country.
Texas A&M Former Student James L. Hudson Jr. of Vista, California donated the gun to the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center.
The historic weapon was originally acquired by his late wife's family.
“It's a very rare piece, there are very few known. The only other one that came out was from the Tower family and is now in a museum in Austin. It just recently came out of hiding so to speak,” said Hudson.
The musket is currently on display at the Sanders Corps Center on Texas A&M's campus.