Harpers Ferry Model 18161831 Type 2 Percussion Conversion Musket

Harpers Ferry Model 1816/1831 Type 2 Percussion Conversion Musket

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Object Name
musket
musket, percussion conversion
Other Terms
musket; Firearms; Percussion Converted;.69 In; Smooth Bore; Muzzle Load; Sa
date made
1831
associated date
1831
maker
Harpers Ferry Armory
place made
United States
Measurements
overall, musket: 57 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in; 146.05 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
AF.247414
catalog number
247414
accession number
47226
maker number
D1831
Credit Line
War Department
subject
Firearms
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National Museum of American History
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Comments

My father in law was an auctioneer years ago and found one of these behind a picture on a wall. It was in a small alcove that had been wallpapered over. He still has the rifle which was converted to percussion cap. It’s a very nice rifle.

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