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Harper's Ferry Model 1842 Rifle Musket, Dated 1851, All Original Untouched With

 
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<P>Harper's Ferry Model 1842 Rifle Musket, Dated 1851, All Original Untouched With Original Ramrod.&nbsp; No FFL Required.&nbsp; </P> <P>Round rifled barrel that is 42" long.&nbsp; Was probably .69 caliber but the end of the muzzle now gauges at .72 caliber.&nbsp; All iron fittings.&nbsp; Lockplate is marked Harper's Ferry 1851, and has the US martial style eagle of that period.&nbsp; Buttplate is stamped "QJ".&nbsp; No original finish left and all metal parts now a dark gray patina.&nbsp; There is old pitting and old surface rust on all metal parts.&nbsp; Walnut stock is dark and has the expected nicks and dings.&nbsp; There is some chipping around the bottom edge of the buttstock adjacent to the buttplate.&nbsp; There is a small crack just in from of the lockplate on the right side, which runs forward of the lockplate for about 1/2" and then angles down and to the rear for about 1" (does not appear to be structurally damaging).&nbsp; On the bottom of the stock immediately behind the rear barrel band there is an old period repair where a section of the stock broke out right above where the ramrod goes, which is 3 1/2" long X about 5/8" to 3/4" wide.&nbsp; The wood grain matches up from the stock to the repaired section of wood.&nbsp; The lock mechanism is tight and solid, and the half cock works perfectly.&nbsp; The hammer spring is tight and strong, and the trigger pull is excellent.&nbsp; The bore is dark and the rifling good.&nbsp; The original steel ramrod still retains about 85% of its original finish, now a dark patina, and has a small bit of old surface rust near the end that the worm or jag would screw onto, and it is still straight with no bends or kinks.&nbsp; Both sling swivels present.&nbsp; Both barrel band retainer pins and springs still tight and strong.&nbsp; </P> <P>A nice original and completely untouched example of a pre-Civil War longarm.&nbsp; Condition Good Plus.&nbsp; No FFL Required.</P>
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