Made by Harpers Ferry Armory and Springfield Armory; c. 1816 -1840 then converted by private contractors
to percussion; c. 1840-1860. Total quantity converted unknown. 42" round 69 caliber smoothbore barrel. No
front or rear sight. Bayonet lug on top of barrel at muzzle. Three barrel bands retained with barrel band retaining
springs. Steel ramrod with button shaped head. Iron mountings. Metal parts finished bright, browned, or
combination; the lockplate casehardened. The conversion ("French Style" or commonly known as "drum and
nipple") consisted of removing all external lock parts then plugging all threaded holes; a drum type bolster (with
nipple) was then threaded into the enlarged touchhole; then, the hammer was replaced with one that resembled a
civilian fowling piece. This method was believed to have been performed through the early 1850s.
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At the moment I am particularly interested in getting or making an 1842 Springfield musket.