Model 1842 Original Harpers Ferry American Civil War Rifle Original
Original Harpers Ferry M1842 Musket, possible CS origin
.69 Caliber, smoothbore US Martial Long Arm. Good “attic” condition overall with a dark untouched patina on the metal. Smooth plum barrel with crisp proofs at the breech. Tang dated “1848”. Very fine salt and pepper pitting on the bolster area and hammer. Fine smooth lock with crisp Harpers Ferry markings dated “1845”. Good bore, excellent mechanics. Smooth plum iron furniture. Retains both original sling swivels. Repro ramrod. Fine oil finished stock with two clear cartouches at the left flat. “TLH” carved in the left butt in one inch letters. This came out of a family in North Carolina.
The write up from the dealers catalogue says that it had “Confederate” written all over it.
Copy of the catalogue page included. From the very reputable Antique gun dealer in Virginia USA.
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