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Model 1842 Percussion Musket
Common name: 1842 Springfield
Description: The Model 1842 Springfield single-shot muzzleloader was the last smoothbore and last .69 caliber musket produced by Federal armories. About 250,000 were made during its production life.
It was still in wide use through most of the Civil War because of its close-range hitting power.
Employment at Sharpsburg: Many Infantry units of both sides were equipped with this .69 caliber, smoothbore musket.
Ammunition Used: .69 caliber ball, buck & ball (.69 cal ball + 3 buckshot)
Manufacturer: US Arsenals Where made: Springfield (MA), Harpers Ferry (VA) Model: 1842 Year(s) made: 1844-55
Maximum Range: 300 yards Effective Range: 100 yards Length Overall: 58 inches Barrel/Tube Length: 42 inches
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