MODEL 1842 SPRINGFIELD SMOOTHBORE MUSKET DATED 1852

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Item Code: 344-2483

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An original Springfield Model 1842, .69 caliber, single-shot, smoothbore musket in good condition. The metal surfaces do not appear to have been cleaned and now wear a nice dull sheen with scattered pepper-like mottling. The wood appears to be untouched. Screw heads are good with only light wear.

Lock markings are the standard “spreadwinged Eagle / small US” forward of the hammer and “SPRING / FIELD / 1852” in a stacked, three-line arrangement back of the hammer. Bolster area has original nipple and is clean but for some light surface rust. Mechanics are strong and crisp.

Proofmarks “V / P/ Eaglehead” are strong on the barrel breech as is the date “1852” stamped on the barrel tang. Musket also retains its brass blade sight on the upper barrel band. There is no rear sight since the weapon is smoothbore. Bore is dark with light scattered dirt.

Black walnut stock is in good original condition and exhibits the usual dings and dents from age and also some carvings. The stock has never been cleaned or sanded. The side opposite the lock has a single crisp inspector’s cartouche. Carved in this area are the initials “JS.” Starting at the wrist and moving up toward the barrel tang is a carved anchor with a crooked shank. Carving is somewhat sloppy. Also carved in the wood forward of the triggerguard is “JS” with a “K” below and a “32” off to one side. The left side of the stock between the first and second barrel bands has some old slivers of wood missing.

A clear “US” is stamped on the butt plate tang. Musket retains its original ‘trumpet’ type steel ramrod with flat head that requires a good bit of strength to remove from the channel. Ramrod is complete with threaded end.    [ad]

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