CONFEDERATE CONVERSION OF A MODEL 1816 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET

$3,950.00

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Item Code: 1000-114

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This weapon is a single shot, muzzle loading, .69 caliber smoothbore musket manufactured at the US armory in Springfield. Originally produced as a flintlock it was converted to percussion by the Confederates.

The barrel surface is finished brown and still retains much of that original finish. There is some pitting near the breech and scattered oxidation spots but otherwise the barrel presents nicely. There is no rear sight and the brass blade front sight is mounted on the rearmost of the front double barrel band. There is no bayonet lug. Musket has been converted by the cone and drum method where a rather crude looking drum with a flattened top surface has been screwed into the old touchhole. This drum has had a nipple added on the flat surface for percussion use. Breech area has a vertical line of good stampings that consists of “P” in a recessed circle, eaglehead and “V.” The bore is mostly clean but does show light scattered dust and dirt along its length.

The lockplate is dark in appearance with a rounded and beveled front and a rear that is pointed and flush with the stock. Hammer has flat sides and is also dark. There is a strong eagle over “US” forward of the hammer and an equally good “SPRINGFIELD 1831” in three vertical lines behind the hammer. Action is excellent.

The wood of the stock is in good condition overall. It appears to have never been cleaned but does exhibit the usual small dings, dents and scratches from age and use. There is a very small old chip just behind the rear point of the lock. There is also considerable “burn out” behind the nipple. No inspector’s cartouche is visible and there are no cracks.

All iron furniture is finished brown like the barrel. The buttplate tang has a good “US” stamping.  All three bands are held by springs and both sling swivels are present. Rear swivel is mounted as an integral part of triggerguard. Buttonhead ramrod is present but the threaded tip is gone.

Very attractive Confederate conversion.  [ad]

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