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1838 Dated Springfield Rifled-Musket
Item #: FDR15-083
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Here is a cool looking .69cal Springfield Musket dated 1838 that has been rifled. The metal throughout has a dark gun metal gray tone with minimal pitting noted. The bayonet lug is present. The lock plate is marked, behind the hammer, Spring/Field/1838. As you can see in the pics, the barrel is marked VP/Eagles Head at the breach along with the date 1823 on the tang. You can also see where it appears to be missing the brass remnant of the frizzen pan from when it was in a flint configuration. The hammer pulls back in both half and full cock and does respond to the trigger. The only other thing of note is the front sling ring has appeared to been removed - long long time ago. The ramrod is a replacement.

The wood stock is dark throughout with dings and nicks, typical for a gun this age. It does have just a small crack behind the lock plate (see pics). I do not see a cartouche on the flat of the stock, but there are a set of three initials carved into the stock "RJB" on the opposite side of the butt stock is 'GAR' which I am assuming this may have hung in a veterans hall at some time. This is just a cool looking musket overall and looks good hanging on the wall.


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