Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 750.00 USD
Estimated at 1,500.00 - 2,250.00 USD
Cal. 70. S# NSN. Standard configuration: the 44-1/2" barrel is stamped "P (eagle head) V" and "US" at the rear and attaches to the stock with three spring-retained bands. Lock with chamfered plate dated "1808" on tail is fitted with chamfered cock with straight spur, inset rounded pan, frizzen with straight toe, and feather spring with spear finial. The plate is marked "US" in script over an eagle and "SPRINGFIELD" in arch. The walnut stock with fluted comb is iron-mounted. Buttplate is dated "1808." The trigger guard has a semi-pointed front finial and a rounded rear. Sling loops are screwed. Stock has a US inspector's mark on the left side, and "WC" is stamped at the rear of the trigger guard tang. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: musket comes with the correct-style, unmarked triangular bayonet with a 16" blade. A large dot is stamped at the base and on top. Bayonet will fit the musket with some work; it is presently too tight. CONDITION: fine. Metal parts with gray to brown patina with scattered pitting. Wood exhibits its original finish with added oil. Hand wear is evident on high edges and at normal carry points. Bore is pitted. Lock is good. Lock fits mortice tightly, and the assembly mark "c" is on most internal parts, including the screw that retains the pan. Correct type cock, a possible replacement with a newer screw. Lock markings are sharp and clear. "US" on the barrel, somewhat difficult to see. Considerable erosion is evident in the touch hole and juncture of the pan and barrel. Bayonet has a gray to brown, smooth patina overall. A very attractive musket. (01-24447/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,250.