MODEL 1842 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET, DATED 1850

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Item Code: 172-5805

Model 1842, .69 caliber musket manufactured at Springfield, Mass. The barrel is a full 42” in length and in overall nice smooth condition with bright finish. No pitting around breech and bolster area with date “1850” clearly visible. Smoothbore. Bore is clear with scattered, light oxidation. The original ramrod with good threaded end is present.

The hammer and lock plate are in very good condition. The “US” and eagle appear in front of the hammer with “SPRING / FIELD / 1850” clearly stamped behind the hammer. Trigger and hammer mechanics are crisp and strong.

All metal parts including barrel bands, band springs, trigger guard, butt plate, and swivels are present. All gun metal has a matching light gray, mottled patina.

The black walnut stock is in very good condition with a handsome patina and original finish. Stock bears a light cartouche on left flat. There is a single crack with small chips missing above the lock plate directly behind the hammer. Otherwise, just a few minor dings and dents from storage and age.

An attractive and very displayable M1842 Springfield musket.    [jet] [ph:L]

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