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Harpers Ferry US Model 1842, .69CAL – 1848, BAYONET


SKU: Harpers Ferry US Model 1842 .69CAL NSN Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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General Specs: Harpers Ferry, 1848, .69CAL, 9lbs. 7oz., LOP 13 3/8″
Serial Number:  NSN

The U.S. Model 1842 represents a major step in United States weapon development. This was the first American weapon to be built around the concept of interchangeable parts. Harpers Ferry Armory was the birthplace of what became known as the ‘American System of Manufacture’ in which full interchangeability of parts made in different factories could be utilized throughout the production of weapons. The Model 1842 was manufactured at Springfield and Harpers Ferry arsenals and others. The Model 1842 is a percussion musket with a smooth bore firing a .69 caliber bullet. This model was also the last U.S. regulation .69 gun to enter service. Around 275,000 were manufactured between 1844 and 1855, with nearly two-thirds of these produced at Springfield, Harpers Ferry producing almost 107,000, making this example a much rarer find. The Model 1842 was used by both sides during the American Civil War before becoming surplus and finding their way into the homesteads of America. This HARPERS FERRY made example shows in the white metal fittings with some patina, The breech of the musket is crisply marked with the V P and Eagle Head proof and inspection marks, excellently defined Eagle on the lock plate clasps two arrows while the legend ‘HARPERS FERRY 1848’ is strong and crisp. The date 1848 is also stamped on the upper tang. The buttplate is stamped US. There are two cartouches on the left flat, faint but visible. The walnut stock is in excellent condition for a martial arm that is 176 years old! The bore is in great condition. The gun retains its ramrod and is supplied with a US marked bayonet and a horn powder flask. This gun is an antique and can be shipped directly to your home.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   42″
Bores:   excellent
% Blue:   in the white with patina
Sights:   front blade
Action: percussion
Receiver Condition:   in the white with patina
Screws:   excellent
Trigger Type:   single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   in the white with patina
Type:   straight/full military with barrel bands
LOP:   13 3/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13″
Butt Treatment:   metal plate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $155.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: No. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs “tweaked”, let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns “as found” and others want them “just so”. We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.
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