Model 1816/1822 Harper's Ferry Musket, Harper's Ferry, WV, dated "1836 With Bayonet
Item #: DROL1517
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Description: Model 1816/1822 Harper's Ferry musket

Harper's Ferry, WV, dated "1836" Lockplate



Arsenal conversion to percussion found with an original bayonet. This is the nicest M1816 Harper Ferry we have had come in. All parts carry the inspectors marked. The stock has all the sub inspector and inspectors initials. The barrel is nice and clean and the stock is minty has 1837 date stamp with correct stamps V P and Eaglehead. The metal is smooth and amazing natural color and the lock is crisp.This quality is rarely seen today.

L: 58 in.

The US Springfield Arsenal Model 1822 Musket was a .69 caliber musket manufactured and used in the United States during the 19th Century. It is a continuation of the Model 1816 line of muskets but is generally referred to as its own model number rather than just a variant of the Model 1816. All of these muskets were 58 inches long, with a barrel around 42 inches in length. This musket started life as one of these two types of muskets, however due to the date being unclear on the lock plate, we are unable to tell which exactly it was.


The outbreak of the Civil War in the United States created a large need for percussion muskets, as the number of modern firearms currently on hand was far short of what was needed. To fill this need, updating older design firearms was both faster and more cost effective, so many Model 1816 family muskets still in service were updated to percussion rifles. Also, many muskets converted to percussion in the 1840s-1850s were pressed back into service.


This example was originally manufactured at Harper's Ferry Armory circa 1816-1836, as indicated by markings on the tail of the lock plate tail:


Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Your Price $1,995.00 USD

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