This fantastic Harper's Ferry M1842 is in wonderful condition. 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. 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. An original Harper's Ferry "JAS" cartouche can be found on the left side lock panel; the marking of Harper's Ferry's head inspector, 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 satin patina on all metal parts. The ramrod is a replacement, but 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. The bore is very good with no major rust or pitting.