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Lot 4127: Two Antique U.S. Springfield Percussion Muskets with Bayonets

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Two Antique U.S. Springfield Percussion Muskets with Bayonets

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Springfield Model 1816 "Belgian" Conversion Rifled Musket

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1816
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: bright/brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 735
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

"1832" dated lock. Includes socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling.

B) Very Scarce Documented Springfield Model 1841 Cadet Musket

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1841-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 57
Barrel: 34 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 735
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

"1844" dated lock. Approximately 450 manufactured in total c. 1844-45. Model 1841 Cadet muskets are described on pages 184-188 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III" with this exact musket pictured on page 187 next to the caption, "In 1848, Springfield Armory altered twenty of West Point's cadet muskets for service as engineers' cadet muskets. This musket has a 34" barrel [originally 40"]." Includes US socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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