Model 1842 Harpers Ferry Rifled Musket

Model 1842 Harpers Ferry Rifled Musket

Description
Physical Description
United States Model 1842 Harpers Ferry musket, .69 caliber.
Specific History
The Model 1842 Harpers Ferry percussion musket had a smoothbore barrel. After the adoption of the .58-caliber minie bullet in 1855, musket barrels were rifled.
associated date
1850
maker
Springfield Armory
Place Made
United States
used
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 58 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 147.955 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
AF.273343
maker number
D1850
catalog number
273343
accession number
54537
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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