M1842 Harpers Ferry Rifle
Catalog #: 273343 Accession #: 54537
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 6" H x 58.25" W x 2.5" D
United States M1842 Harpers Ferry musket, .69 caliber.
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.
Country: United States
War: Civil War