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.
Object Name
musket
associated date
1850
maker
Springfield Armory
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
Place Made
United States
used
United States: Virginia
ID Number
AF*273343
maker number
D1850
catalog number
273343
accession number
54537
subject
Military
Firearms
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event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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