Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1039: Excellent U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Rifle-Musket with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Excellent U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Rifle-Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1855
Type: Musket
Gauge: 58 percussion
Barrel: 39 1/2 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3428
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 176
Class: Antique

Blade front and folding leaf rear sights, with "V/P/Eagle head" on the left side of the barrel and "1859" ahead of the tang. The lock is dated "1859" behind the hammer and stamped "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" below the bolster. The Maynard tape primer compartment lid is stamped with the Springfield Eagle and Shield motif. Smooth straight stock, with brass tip, tulip head ramrod, 3 "U" marked barrel bands, sling swivels, two letter cartouche on left side and "US" on the buttplate heel. With a "US" marked 18 inch triangular spike bayonet.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with a bright appearance overall, darker in the protected areas, some minor pitting and scattered mild handling marks. Stock is very fine, with a repaired chip to the rear of the lock plate and a few dings, scratches and handling marks. The bayonet shows some mild spotting and dings. Mechanically excellent.

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