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Harpers Ferry M1842 US rifled musket - $1095.00

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Harpers Ferry M1842 US rifled musket. Dated 1848 on lock. Rifled M1842 Harpers muskets were known to have been issued to the US Navy. Rear sight absent. Has original cupped ramrod for Minie ball. Metal parts are a dark patina overall with an overall light pitting that is heavier on the buttplate. Faint cartouche in stock opposite the lock. Stock is very good, may have been lightly cleaned, has a few moderate bruises, a couple cracks by the buttplate, chip in lower lock mortise, small crack by rear lock screw, and some minor chipping in the ramrod channel. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.