This fantastic Harper's Ferry M1842 is in wonderful condition and includes an original bayonet and original scabbard. This smoothbore is in all original and unmolested condition. All the parts match and are of Harper's Ferry manufacture with the sub-inspector stamps to prove it. Harper's Ferry sub-inspector stamps can be found on the barrel (PB/B), the hammer and much of the furniture. This musket also features an 1852 dated lock and barrel.
The stock is in fantastic condition with nice crisp edges and a great patina. There are no major cracks, chips or splits anywhere and no burn-out behind the hammer. Two original Harper's Ferry stock cartouches can be found on the stock, including the famous "JAS" marking made by James A Schaeffer.
The lock is in great shape with good legible stamps and a smooth action. The hammer holds solid on both full and half cock. The furniture is all original and all matching with a great light brown patina evenly distributed on all metal parts. The ramrod is full length and both front and rear swivels are present and functional
The barrel is in excellent condition with great Harper's Ferry viewed and proofed marks and a legible date on the tang. The bore is untouched and dirty but with minimal rust and pitting.