VERY ATTRACTIVE ORIGINAL M1816 TYPE III SPRINGFIELD FLINTLOCK MUSKET DATED 1836

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Longarm is an original M1816, dated 1836 made by the arsenal at Springfield. All metal parts are bright and show little if any signs of use. Barrel has been lightly cleaned but the wood stock appears to be untouched.

Musket is a .69 caliber, single shot muzzleloader that retains all its original parts in excellent condition. The iron lock is round in the front and slightly pointed at the tail. Lock plate is marked with a crisp spread-winged eagle over an equally crisp “U.S’” forward of the hammer with “SPRING-FIELD 1836” behind the hammer. Frizzen has proper bend at top and the pan is brass which is also correct. Hammer has a replaced flint. Action is strong and works well.

Musket has a 42” long round barrel secured to the black walnut stock by three iron bands. Barrel surface is bright with some minor spots of mottling almost not worth mentioning. Barrel surface is very clean with no pitting. Breech has crisp stampings at the left side that read “P” over an eagle head over “V.” The breech tang is dated “1836.”

A large trigger guard secures the lower sling swivel on a ball shaped device while the middle barrel band supports the second swivel. Bore is clean with a minor buildup of dust from storage. There is no pitting. Original button-head ramrod is present but the threaded tip is gone.

Black walnut stock is dark, uncleaned and original with two very visible inspector’s cartouches opposite the lock. Overall, the stock has some minor dings and dents consistent with age and light use but nothing major. The left side of the butt has a faint attempt at marking the initials “J. B.” Aside from the letters being lightly scratched in, no carving was ever done on them. Buttplate tang is stamped with “US.”  [ad] [ph:L]

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