EXCELLENT MODEL 1842 HARPERS FERRY MUSKET, DATED 1851

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Item Code: 490-3468

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This is a Model 1842, .69 caliber, musket manufactured at the Harpers Ferry armory. These were made from 1844 to 1855 and just over 100,000 were made at Harpers Ferry. This example is in “minty” condition.

The barrel is a full 42” in length with a smooth, bright surface. No pitting around breech and bolster area. A 1851 date on the breech tang. Viewer and proof marks are lightly stamped on left breech with very little of the eagle head visible. Inspector’s initials present. The bore is dark and needs a good cleaning. The original ramrod is present with worn threaded end.

The hammer and lock plate are in matching bright condition. The spread-winged eagle and US stamp stand out well. “HARPERS / FERRY / 1851” is stamped behind the hammer. Mechanical action is crisp and strong.

All metal parts: barrel bands, band springs, trigger guard, butt plate, and swivels are present. Gun metal is matching clean and bright.

The walnut stock is in very fine condition showing original color and finish. A very few small dings typical of age. Original crisp edges with no inspector’s cartouches.

This is a beautiful Model 1842 musket from Harpers Ferry.   [jet] [ph:L]

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