Harpers Ferry Model 1842 Percussion musket turned in to a fowler, 69 cal smoothbore, Mech VG , Wood VG shortened to the first barrel band. Has an excellent lockplate dated 1851 with a strong eagle US marking. . The barrel is 33” long and has a bead front sight and VP and eagle head proof markings . Metal overall has a dark brown patina finish with some fine pitting in the nipple area.