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Model1816 Musket Conversion
Item #: GJ4
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This is a U.S. Model 1816 Type 1 Musket made by Springfield between 1816 and 1840. It is a .69 calibre, muzzleloader with 42”round barrel secured to a walnut stock via three iron bands. All mounts are iron. The ramrod is steel with a button head. There is a bayonet lug near the muzzle. The lockplate bears the marking "SPRING/FIELD/1817” vertically behind the hammer. Forward of the hammer is a trace of the spread wing eagle motif above "US.” The barrel is marked at the breech with "V / (eaglehead motif) / V” and is still just visible. The weapon bears the conversion and alteration techniques commonly associated with the Confederacy—drum and nipple bolster, crude iron sling swivels, and scarring from the acidic black powder manufactured by the South. This 200-year-old antique musket reveals its age and hard use. The barrel at the muzzle is chipped, iron is worn, wood is scarred, but it is intact and partially functional. It is wrapped by a standard infantry officer’s waist sash but is missing one tassel. Like the musket, it is worn, faded, and stained. According to the verbal provenance this is a battle trophy brought north by a Yankee veteran. One can only imagine how the two pieces came to be together and what circumstances wed them to one another for the past 150 years.

Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Your Price $2,000.00 USD


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