Model 1842 Harpers Ferry Rifled Musket

Model 1842 Harpers Ferry Rifled Musket

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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
Other Terms
musket; Firearms; Percussion Fire; Rifled; Muzzle Load; Sa
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
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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