Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1042: Springfield Armory U.S. 1816 Musket 69

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Very Fine U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1816 Flintlock Musket Dated 1827

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Very Fine U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1816 Flintlock Musket Dated 1827

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1816
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: brown
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 178
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1827, this is a very fine, totally original example of a Type II Springfield Model 1816 Flintlock Musket with the national armory brown finish. The left rear of the barrel has "P eagle head V" markings with the number "25" and "R / b" stamped on top at the breech. The lock plate has the "Eagle/Shield" motif over "US" stamped in front of the hammer and "SPRING / FIELD / 1827" stamped vertically behind the hammer. The barrel tang is also dated "1827". The letter "S" is stamped on the side plate and "PT" is stamped on the trigger guard plate. Sling swivels are present on the middle barrel band and trigger guard bow. The correct military full length stock has a buttplate marked "US / 40" on the tang, a clear cartouche on the left stock flat, "40 / SG" stamped on the left side of the buttstock, and the area behind the trigger guard plate is stamped with a clear cartouche and the letters "AD" .

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The musket retains 70% thinned original brown finish with remnants of the lacquer coating. The lock plate and hammer have a dark mottled patina with hints of casehardening. The stock is also very fine with a sharp cartouche, some very scatted minor chipping and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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