MODEL 1808 CONTRACT FLINTLOCK OF THE SPRINGFIELD PATTERN BY WATERS FOR THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS

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Item Code: 1037-136

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All metal surfaces on this weapon wear a heavily mottled appearance.

The round .69 barrel meas. approx. 43.25 inches in length. The mottled surface is smooth except for an area of light surface pitting in the breech area. There is no rear sight and the brass blade front sight is mounted on the rear most band of the forward double barrel band. Bayonet lug is present at top of the muzzle. The only visible markings is a faint letter “M” on top of the barrel at the breech. The smooth bore is very dark with heavy built up dirt.

The lockplate has a rounded front with a pointed rear and is beveled all the way round. Hammer is flat with a cutout below the jaws. A flint with leather pad is present. Top jaw vice screw has hole for tightening with a tool. Flashpan is iron with a rear fence. Frizzen operates properly and shows signs of light use. Action works properly. Hammer and lock have a matching mottled patina. Forward of the hammer the lock is stamped in two lines with “SUTTON” over “1813.” All screw heads on the lock are good.

Full stock shows light wear and dirt from age. It is also dark in appearance. There are no cracks visible and there are no visible markings. Wood does not appear to have been touched

Buttplate, barrel bands and triggerguard are all present. Buttplate has a very dark patina with light surface rust and pitting on the tang. Triggerguard has a long tang and decorative rounded points on each end. Rear swivel is mounted just forward of the bow in the triggerguard while the middle band holds the other swivel. Ramrod is missing.

Present with the weapon is a Model 1808 bayonet that fits and has a rich dark patina.

Elijah and Asa Waters and Nathaniel Whitmore of Sutton, Massachusetts produced 1808 muskets under state as well as federal contracts. The lack of US markings and the lack of an eagle above the name “SUTTON” shows this weapon was produced under a state contract. Most likely for Massachusetts.  [ad]

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