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M1816 Springfield .69caliber Musket dated 1834
Item #: FDR15-078
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Here is a nice M1816 .69caliber musket converted to percussion from flintlock. The barrel is smooth to the touch with a nice gun metal gray tone throughout. There is pitting noted at and around the breech due to corrosion caused by the percussion cap when firing. The ramrod is also present and is the correct type. The barrel tang is dated 1835. The lockplate is marked with "Springfield 1834” behind the hammer with a US in front. The hammer pulls back to half and full cock and responds to the trigger nicely. The action is crisp.

The stock is in good overall condition with no repairs noted, just the typical dings and mars noted for a weapon this age. Opposite the lock plate you can see the two Government inspector’s cartouches along with one behind the trigger guard underneath. There are also a couple initials carved on the butt stock. This is a pretty gun overall and one that would have seen service on both sides in the Western theater well into 1863.

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