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Item #41159

US Model 1816 Percussion Conversion Musket by Springfield

  • Maker: Spfld
  • Model: 1816
  • Caliber: .69

  • Description: NSN, .69 cal., 42" barrel with a dark, pitted bore. This is a Type III musket with 1838 dated lock, and an armory installed, cone style conversion to percussion. The 1841 dated barrel has an overall plum-brown patina, while the lock and furniture have a mixed brown and gray patina throughout. Some small impact marks are present on the barrel around the bands, and a period chained nipple protector is attached. The stock is in very good shape with numerous small handling marks throughout, although there are two small chips: one at the barrel tang, and one on the toe line along the right side. There are some further drying cracks at the butt. There is an illegible inspectors cartouche and a small "NY" scratched on the left stock flat, a clear "JS" inspection mark, and script "AH" cartouche behind the trigger guard. The sling swivels are still present, a steel button-head ramrod is included, and the action remains strong and crisp. This is a very nice example of an important US percussion conversion musket, issued in large numbers to Federal troops in the opening year of the Civil War. Antique