Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Musket
barrel length: 42 in. ( 106.7 cm )
Overall: 58 1/8 in. ( 147.6 cm )
Wood, steel, and iron percussion musket; iron furniture; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate, barrel tang, and tang of buttplate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; angular iron bayonet with beak point, full face flute, and hollow back flutes; stamped mark on bayonet face.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
stamped: lockplate tail: "HARPERS/FERRY/1851"; center: "US" (below eagle with shield breast, grasping branch and arrows)
stamped: barrel tang: "1849"; buttplate tang: "US"; barrel breech: "V"; "P"; eagle head.
stamped: bayonet: "C..."
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