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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1842 Harpers Ferry musket dated 1849

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US M1842 Harpers Ferry musket. Dated 1849 on lock and 185? on barrel. Barrel expertly shortened to 39-3/8" with middle band spring moved back to properly space bands and give the appearance of an original gun. Clean metal parts show minor speckling from light rust and are virtually free of pitting. Stock has very nice edges, appears to have been lightly cleaned, showing scattered minor marks from handling, and two larger worn round bruises. Although not immediately apparent, the stock was neatly thinned down slightly in the wrist. Mechanically good with strong action, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.