Antique SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 1842 Percussion MUSKET
Antebellum Musket Made in 1852
Here we present a Springfield Armory U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Musket, manufactured circa 1852 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Model 1842 was the first regulation percussion musket to be manufactured at both Springfield and Harpers Ferry Armories, as well as the first to be produced by both national armories with fully-interchangeable parts. These were also the last .69 caliber smoothbore arms to be produced by the U.S. government. Along with usage during the Mexican-American War in 1846 through 1848, these would have been in the hands of local militia all over the antebellum United States and used by both combatants at the outbreak of the American Civil War.
The lock is marked “SPRINGFIELD/1852” and also has the Federal Eagle stamp. The left side of the stock has been punch dotted with the initials “JWK”. Inspector marks remain on the leather sling.
The overall condition is good. The metal surfaces are bright. The markings are clear. The bore is smooth, dark, and dusty. The walnut stock shows handling and remains solid. The action is excellent. Here is a fantastic Antebellum musket for your collection!
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Barrel is 42 inches.
Caliber: .69 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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