SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 MUSKET CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION

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Item Code: 1000-89

Smoothbore musket that meas. approx. 57.50 inches overall. All iron, except the barrel, is finished brown.

Round .69 barrel meas. approx. 42.00 inches long. Surface is bright and may have been lightly cleaned. Barrel has bayonet lug on top of the muzzle with a brass blade front sight mounted on the rear of the front double barrel band. Breech area has a strong stamping of “P” in a circle over a crisp eaglehead over a “V.” This same area has a small number “14” stamped at right angles to the other markings. Barrel date on the tang is “1839.” Weapon was converted to percussion by removing the flintlock parts, filling the brass pan, drilling a whole in the top of the barrel for a nipple and adding a new hammer. Bore is very clean and nearly spotless.

Lock has a rounded and beveled front with a point at back that is flush with the stock. It is stamped behind the hammer with a strong “SPRINGFIELD 1839” while forward of the hammer is a very strong spread-winged eagle over “US.” Hammer is large with a high toe that is crosshatched on its face. Action is excellent.

Walnut stock is in good condition with good strong lines and no cracks. There are only light signs of age and wear. The flat opposite the lock has two good inspector’s cartouches. Wood along ramrod channel shows slight wear under the front band.

Iron bands are held in place by springs. Buttplate is stamped with a good “US.” Both sling swivels are present with the lower one attached to the triggerguard bow.

Iron ramrod has button type head with threaded tip.

Excellent example of a Model 1816 conversion.  [ad]

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