WAR of 1812 Antique U.S. HARPERS FERRY ARMORY Model 1795 Conversion MUSKET
U.S. Military Flintlock to Percussion Musket
Here we present an antique U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1795 Percussion Conversion Musket, manufactured circa 1815 at the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The Model 1795 was a smooth bore, flintlock based musket and the first weapon system to be produced within the United States. It was designed very closely patterning the French “Charleville” Flintlock Musket that was used to by the colonists against the British during the American Revolutionary War.
Muskets made at Harpers Ferry proceeded along with their own evolutional development and were different from those longarms made at the Springfield Armory. Springfield Armory produced 80,000 of these muskets, with Harpers Ferry responsible for another 70,000. Production of this musket ran from 1795 through 1818. It wasn’t until the Model 1816 that Springfield and Harpers Ferry made muskets that had interchangeable parts. The Model 1795 found her way into some several important American conflicts of the time, including the War of 1812 between the United States and the British Empire, the Mexican-American War, and even the Civil War. The 1795 would also be taken along by members of the American expedition led by Lewis and Clark from 1803 to 1806. Use of the 1795 was recorded as late as 1865 for the southern Confederate forces who were still fielding her late in the Civil War.
The overall condition is good for age and use. The action has been converted to percussion long ago and remains strong. The bore is smooth and dim. The walnut stock is solid. The left stock flat still maintains clear inspector markings. The foremost barrel band was cleaned at some point.
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Barrel is 44-3/4 inches.
Caliber: .69 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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