Springfield Model 1842

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Springfield Model 1840 flintlock musket - .69 Smoothbore. The predecessor of Model 1842. Many of M1840s were converted to percussion lock.
Springfield Model 1842 - .69 Smoothbore
Springfield Model 1847 Sapper's Musketoon - .69 Smoothbore

The US Springfield Model 1842 Musket was a .69 caliber percussion lock musket manufactured and used in the United States during the 19th Century. It is a continuation of the Model 1816 line of muskets but is generally referred to as its own model number rather than just a variant of the Model 1816. It was the most common weapon used in the Mexican-American War and the first year of the American Civil War. Standard musket had an overall length of 58 inches and barrel length of 42 inches.

A shorter musketoon version M1847 also existed. M1842/1847 were the last smoothbore muskets of the US Army, being replaced with Springfield M1855/1861 .58 caliber rifled muskets.

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The Springfield Model 1842 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Joe Kidd on the table of broken guns 1972
Vigilante Force "Green Mountain Boys" Supposedly M1842 1976
Slave Coast (Cobra Verde) Dahomey Army soldiers 1987
Gettysburg US and Confederate soldiers M1842 1993
Ravenous Jeremy Davies Private Toffler M1842 1999
Guy Pearce Captain Boyd M1847
Anna and the King Chow Yun-Fat King Mongkut M1847 1999
King Mongkut's soldiers M1847
When the Last Sword Is Drawn Kiichi Nakai Yoshimura Kanichiro M1842 2002
Kôichi Satô Hajime Saitô M1842
Shinsengumi samurai M1842
Gangs of New York Irish Conscript M1842 2002
Gods and Generals Union and Confederate soldiers M1842 2003
Lincoln Confederate soldiers M1842 2012

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
North and South: Book II Union soldiers Model 1842 1986
The Sopranos Seen on the wall of a bar; "College" (S01E05) 1999
1864 Danish and Prussian soldiers M1842 2014
1883 Union Army soldiers M1842 2021

Anime

Film Title Character Note Date
Ghost Slayers Ayashi Buddhist monk 2006-2007


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