Specifications for the
Harpers Ferry Model 1855
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry / Springfield Armory - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1857
Overall Length: 1066 mm (41.97 in)
Barrel Length: 1,016.00 mm (40.00 in)
Weight (Empty): 9.92 lb (4.50 kg)
Caliber*: .58 Minie Ball
Action: Maynard Primer System; Muzzle-Loaded
Rate-of-Fire: 2 rounds per minute
Range: 1,800 ft (549 m; 600 yds)
Sights: Rear Adjustable Folding Leaf; Front Iron Block
* Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.
Model 1855 Rifle-Musket - Base Series Designation; 40-inch barrel length with three barrel bands; production spanning 1857 to 1861.
Confederate States; United States