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    Model 1855 Harper's Ferry Musket With Bayonet, .58 caliber, single shot percussion muzzleloader, 33" barrel, 49" overall length, two barrel bands, side lug for bayonet, walnut stock, hinged patchbox, "VP" inspector's mark on left side of breech, "U.S / HARPERS FERRY" and American eagle on lockplate, dated "1861" behind hammer and on top of barrel at breech. Complete with supple leather sling and original brass-gripped saber bayonet having an overall length of 26.5". A superb example of this historic firearm with original surfaces free of the pitting so often associated with Civil War longarms. This musket was made on the eve of the Civil War and likely saw Confederate usage.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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