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M1842 Harpers Ferry Rifle
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

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

Physical Description

United States M1842 Harpers Ferry musket, .69 caliber.

Specific History

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
State: Virginia
War: Civil War
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