CONFEDERATE “CLEANED & REPAIRED” M1816 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET, FEATURED IN BOOK

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Item Code: G3936

This Model 1816, .69 caliber, percussion musket, dated 1836, is in complete, very good condition. Originally produced at the Springfield Armory.  Later converted to percussion by Richmond gunsmith Thomas Adams. Approximately 1200 muskets were modified by Adams between 1861 and 1862 for the state of Virginia. This gun was also “cleaned and repaired” and marked with an “A” inspection stamp.

The 42” long barrel and all gun metal match with a smooth gray patina and patchy brown spots. Breech has no pitting with 1836 date visible on tang. Worn viewer and proof stamps on the left side of breech. Bore is clean and clear with minor areas of pitting.

Lock plate is stamped with a small eagle and “U. S.” in front of the hammer and “SPRING / FIELD / 1836” on the rear of the lock. Mechanics are crisp. Iron butt plate stamped with “US”. All screw heads are good and show very little wear. Has original smoothbore ramrod with threaded end.

Black walnut stock is in nice shape with a moderate number of dings, typical from age and hard use. There is a 2” chip missing from between the hammer and breech tang. A clearly stamped “A” inspection stamp is found on the underside of the stock in front of the trigger guard.  This mark signifies that this weapon was inspected by the Confederate Ordnance Bureau for at least cleaning, and/or perhaps for some type of repair. The “A” is one of the less common inspection marks. This exact gun is detailed on pages 56-57 of Steve Knott’s new “Captured & Collected” book.

A nice M1816 smoothbore musket with a known Confederate inspection mark.  [jet]

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