MODEL 1851 CADET MUSKET DATED 1852

$2,750.00

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Item Code: 172-4604

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An original Springfield Model 1851 smoothbore .57 caliber Cadet musket in nice condition. All of the metal surfaces have been heavily cleaned and are bright.

Barrel surface wears a pleasing mild sheen with very small amounts of mottling. Bolster area is clean. Proofmarks “V / P” and eaglehead are strong on the breech as is the date “1852” stamped on the barrel tang. Musket also retains its blade front sight on the upper barrel band. Bayonet lug is present below the muzzle. Bore is mostly clean with small amounts of dirt.

Lock has very strong, near crisp spreadwinged eagle over small “US” forward of the hammer and an equally strong “SPRING / FIELD ” in a stacked, two-line arrangement back of the hammer. No lock date is visible. With a loop the last number of the date can be seen. This was a number “2.” Lock date probably matched the barrel date but cleaning may have faded numbers. Nipple is original. Mechanics are strong and crisp and work properly.

Black walnut stock is in good original condition with strong lines. Wood has never been cleaned or sanded and exhibits just a few light dings and dents along with some minor old scratches. Left side of stock opposite the lock has one light inspector’s cartouche.

There is a crisp “US” stamped on the butt plate tang. Musket retains its original trumpet type steel ramrod with flat head and threaded tip. Both sling swivels are present. Triggerguard and barrel bands match the rest of the metal. Screw heads show light wear.

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