U.S. Harper's Ferry Model 1816 Type III flintlock musket with bayonet circa 1816-44
NVSN; .69 caliber, converted to persussion using bolster conversion of non-standard form [similar to Butterfield conversion], walnut stock, bright finish, marked "US" on buttplate tang, eagle over "US" and "HARPER'S FERRY 1842" on lockplate; together with Model 1816 bayonet marked "US, TA" on blade, with other markings on socket.
overall L57 1/2" barrel L42"
Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #999990010303 and H659). Brass plaque with State of Texas Inventory #724-16611 riveted to the buttplate.
Literature: Flayderman, Norm. FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES. 9th ed. Gun Digest Books, 2007. pp.552-53, #9A-200.
Graf, John F. STANDARD CATALOG OF CIVIL WAR FIREARMS. Gun Digest Books, 2008. p.15.
Webster, Donald B., Jr. AMERICAN SOCKET BAYONETS 1717-1873. Ottawa, Ontario: Museum Restoration Service, 1964. p.27.
Bore good, barrel is rifled with shallow 3-groove rifling. Mortise where rear sight was added has been filled in. Some wood missing from stock at right side of breech tang, stock has been varnished, all metal polished bright. Ramrod shorter than normal.