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Authentic Original Rifles, Muskets
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Authentic 1828 Dated Harpers Ferry Arsenal .69 Caliber Model 1816 Musket
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This is a very attractive gun. It is an original .69 caliber Harper's Ferry musket. Of course Harper's Ferry was the most famous of all arsenals even before it was taken over by Abolitionist John Brown. The lockplate of the gun has a crystal clear Harpers Ferry arsenal mark and the production date of 1828. In front of the hammer it has the remnants of the eagle stamping and the block letter "US". The action works crisply on each position. When these guns left the factory in 1828 they were made as a flintlock and were converted later own so they could still be used when the flintlock system was replaced by the percussion system. Many of them were used by soldiers on both sides during the Civil War because it is what they had in the local and state arsenals when the war broke out. The barrel is full-length and at the breach of the barrel you can see the traces of the inspector proof marks on the barrel. On the underside of the gun it still has both of the original sling swivels intact and each still pivots. In the channel underneath the barrel it has the modern made ramrod. The stock has an attractive look to the dark American Walnut wood. Between the middle barrel band and the nose cap it has some crack repairs and is priced accordingly. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate you can still see the inspector cartouches where the gun was approved for military service. These are the correct Harpers Ferry style stampings. . This is an attractive displaying .69 caliber musket from the famous Harpers Ferry Arsenal.

Item #: B3083
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