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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1816
FLINTLOCK MUSKET
TYPE III
DATED 1835

This Harpers Ferry 1816 is one of the few I have ever had that is in original flint condition.  There is a repair to the hammer but everything else is correct, original flint and the gun is still complete as it was issued.  The gun was manufactured at Harpers Ferry Arsenal in 1835, which makes it a Type III.  Most Type III's were converted to percussion and many have been reconverted to flint in the modern era.  The lock assembly, barrel, etc. are original flint on this gun.  The metal has a light brown patina with some light pitting flaring out from the touch hole.  The wood is unusually nice, still bearing all of its red toned original oil finish.  The lock is marked Eagle over US forward of the hammer and Harpers Ferry 1835 behind the hammer.  The barrel is marked VP over Eagle on the left rear and the tang has the matching date of 1835.  The left of the stock opposite the lock is correctly marked AB over V.  This was Harpers Ferry's version of a cartouche.  All of the furniture is marked with an inspector mark "O".  This "O" is found on the butt plate, trigger plate, trigger guard, counter pane, rear, middle and front bands, lock plate screws, tang screw, butt plate screws, and the ramrod.  It has been many years since I have seen a more complete and correct specimen of a late 1816 Musket.  The lock assembly is completely marked with inspection marks.  The pan, frizzen spring, frizzen and all internal components are correct and properly marked.  A really neat, strong, very good condition Harpers Ferry Musket.  SOLD!!