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U.S. Harpers Ferry MODEL 1842 Precussion Musket with 42 inch Barrel

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U.S. Harpers Ferry MODEL 1842  Precussion Musket with 42 inch Barrel   Guns > Rifles > Muzzleloading Pre-1899 Rifles (perc)
Description: Model 1842 U.S. Harpers Ferry Musket .69 Caliber - Made at Harpers Ferry - Horse Soldier Rifle -Dates 1852 and 1853 The Harpers Ferry Armory Manufactured approx 25,296 muskets between 1846-1855 This U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Rifle was manufactured by the Harpers Ferry Armory in 1852. It is a .69 caliber single shot muzzleloader with a 42 inch barrel. During it's period of use the Model 1842 Rifle was considered to be the best weapon of its type. This is an incredible collectors piece that would look awesome over your fireplace! It appears to have a Walnut stock which is aged and has some natural wood rot along the stock. It also has a 2 etched/engraved into the stock and the imprint of white number 2 as well. It appears to be all original having never been cleaned or polished. The barrel is dark and moderately pitted (light peppering),the lock area is marked with an Eagle over "US" forward from the hammer. The eagle is faint due to the dark areas of the barrel. This weapon holds at half and full cock.The original nipple appears present. It has an all steel ramrod with what appears to be "V3" markings and is tulip-headed. It once again does appear to have moderate pitting which obsures some of the overall markings. Also behind the hammer is "Harpers Ferry 1852" . The date of 1853 is on the very top center to the left of hammer on the barrel. The single sling swivel is present and it appears to have a brass front mounted sight. Condition: Very good plus. The rifle is completely original and is in "attic condition"; it has never been cleaned or "improved" and remains in the condition in which it was carried during the Civil War.This is a good looking untouched example of an important Civil War rifle that was widely used by both Confederate infantry and cavalry throughout the Civil War. Disclaimer: All firearms are sold as collector's items only-we do not accept responsibility as to the shooting safety or reliability of any antique firearm. All firearms are described as accurately as possible,given the restraints of a catalog listing length. We want satisified customers and often under describe the weapons. Any city or state regulations regarding owning antique firearms are the responsibility of the purchaser. All firearms are sold as is and described as accurate as can be.


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Harpers Ferry
Caliber: .69 Cal.
Location: VA

Trades Accepted: I will consider trades partial to Winchester 1873 rifles …I reserve the right to sell this musket locally!

Shipping Notes: This rifle will be released within 3 business days of confirmation of receipt of funds. It will be shipped via UPS ground services and require an adult signature at the time of delivery. I will only sell within the contiguous United States territory.

Item #: 950518992
Seller Since: Apr. 2014
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Bristow
State: VA
Price:
SOLD


Shipping: $47.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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