How much is a Civil War era musket worth?

How much is a Civil War era musket worth?

Recently Sold CIVIL WAR MUSKET rifle

Price Item Condition
$500.00 COLT 1861 .58 CALIBER CIVIL WAR ERA MUSKET MFR. 1863 Tampa, FL 33611 Used
$550.00 BP493 ZOLI SPRINGFIELD MUSKET .58 CIVIL WAR Lawrenceville, PA 16929 Used

How many weapons were stored at Harpers Ferry?

15,000 weapons
Brown intended to use firearms seized at Harpers Ferry to commence a war to end slavery, but failed to do so. Sixteen months later, at the outbreak of the Civil War, only 15,000 weapons were stored at Harpers Ferry.

What was the most accurate musket?

The Springfield Model 1855, the first rifled musket, was the first to use the new type of ammunition, as well as the Maynard tape priming system. This extended the effective range out to 300 yards, with accurate fire up to 100 yards.

Why was Harpers Ferry chosen as an armory?

Firearms and cannons are heavy and needed ready access to river and then railroad transportation. The fuel needs of the foundery meant additional heavy shipments. The Armory was located in Harpers Ferry because it was geographically central and during the Antebellum period, at the center of the country’s rail network.

Are Civil War guns worth anything?

Spencer rifles and carbines are highly desirable Civil War guns to military memorabilia collectors. In our 2019 May Premier Auction, we sold an excellent conditioned, beautifully casehardened and original blue preserved Spencer Model 1860 rifle for an astounding $48,875.

What did John Brown do with the seized weapons?

His plan was to instigate a major slave rebellion in the South. He would seize the arms and ammunition in the federal arsenal, arm slaves in the area and move south along the Appalachian Mountains, attracting slaves to his cause.

Why is Harpers Ferry so important?

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The small town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, played a significant role in United States history, even before the state of West Virginia separated from Virginia during the Civil War. He hoped to use weapons seized from the U.S. Armory and Arsenal to free slaves in the area.

How did musket balls not fall?

Upon the command “about”, the butt of the musket was then lowered and moved to a position against the soldier’s left calf, and held so that the soldier could then access the muzzle of the musket barrel. This paper acted as wadding to stop the ball and powder from falling out if the muzzle was lowered.

What was the value of the Harpers Ferry musket?

It’s in pretty rough shape, missing sling loop on trigger guard, front barrel band and loop, ramrod. Flayderman lists value for ‘Good’ condition of $1250, but this one would not grade that high. It appears at first glance to be a U.S. Rifle, Model 1841, aka “Mississippi Rifle”.

Who was the target of the Harpers Ferry raid?

The United States Armory at Harpers Ferry has produced more than 600,000 military rifles and muskets in a 60 year period, spanning from Thomas Jefferson’s presidency to the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. Weapons produced at the armory were the target of John Brown’s Raid in October, 1859.

Who was the inventor of the Harpers Ferry rifle?

Because of the Confederates capturing of the Harper’s Ferry Armory in April of 1861 many of the standing weapons were captured and or destroyed by fire leaving us with few good (Harpers Ferry) examples to examine and study. What makes this weapon so unique is the Maynard Tape Primer designed by “Edward Maynard” for more rapid firing of the weapon.

How big is the barrel on a Model 1841 musket?

The barrel of the Model 1841 should be 33″, any other length would be wrong. In addition to the lockplate photo, an overall picture would help. The barrel appears to have been shortened (or came off the another gun).