Harpers Ferry Model 1828 (1816 Type III) Percussion Conversion Musket

.69 caliber. 42" round barrel secured with three flat spring-retained barrel bands. SN: NSN. Bright finish with iron furniture and a walnut stock. Single shot percussion altered muzzleloading smoothbore military musket. Lock marked with a small {Spread-Winged Eagle}/US forward of the hammer and in three vertical lines HARPERS/FERRY/1840 at the tail. The tang date and barrel proofs are obscured due to moderate pitting at the breech. The counterpane retains the Harpers Ferry block inspection marks AR/V and JAS, the marks of Adam Rhulman and John A Schaeffer, respectively. Musket retains both sling swivels and an original full-length button head ramrod with threads at the end. The musket is altered from flint to percussion by the standard US arsenal "cone in barrel" (aka "Belgian") conversion process. The US Arsenal at Harpers Ferry never undertook production of the US Model 1840 Flintlock musket and continued to produce the final variant of the US Model 1816, technically the Model 1828, until they started production of the US Model 1842 percussion musket. A neat example of a very late production Harpers Ferry 1816 musket that saw substantial use in percussion if the breech erosion is any indication of use.


Good. Metal with a dark smoky gray patina and showing scattered pitting that is much more aggressive in the breech area. Mechanically functional look with an extremely heavy mainspring, bore fair, dark, dirty and heavily oxidized with pitting. Stock lightly sanded with scattered bumps, dings, marks and mars.

Estimate: $500 - $800
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