CONFEDERATE “CAPTURED & COLLECTED” MODEL 1842 SPRINGFIELD MUSKET, DATED 1850/1852

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Model 1842, .69 caliber musket manufactured at Springfield, Mass. The barrel is a full 42” in length and in overall good condition with brown tone. Pitting around breech and bolster area with date “1852” clearly visible. “V P” with eagle head is also clearly stamped on the left breech. Smoothbore. The bore is dark and needs to be cleaned. The ramrod is a reproduction.

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 dark patina.

The black walnut stock is in good condition with a handsome patina and original finish. Stock bears a faint oval cartouche on left flat. There are the usual minor dings and dents from use, storage, and age. Initials “P M” are carved into the left cheek.

A “Z” inspection stamp is found on the underside of the stock just above the trigger guard tang.  This mark signifies that this weapon was recovered and turned in to the Confederate Ordnance Bureau for at least cleaning, and/or for some type of repair. The “Z” is believed to stand for Louis Zimmer who oversaw repair work at Richmond. See Steve Knott’s “Captured & Collected” book for the complete Confederate “captured, repaired, and reissued” weapons story. The mismatched dates on the barrel and lock plate is not unusual in this instance. The Confederate Ordnance Bureau disassembled all battlefield acquired weapons to clean all parts. If any pieces were damaged, they were replaced with any available “stock” parts on hand.

An attractive and very displayable M1842 Springfield musket that saw Confederate use.    [jet] [ph:L]

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