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Lot 3113: U.S. Springfield 1816 Type I Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Type I Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Type I Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1816
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 992
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 72
Class: Antique

The Model 1816 musket was the most widely produced of any U.S. musket with nearly 700,000 being produced. A large number were converted to percussion prior to the Civil War. This example shows no signs of being converted. It has standard markings and features of the Type I variation, "1823" (faint) dated barrel tang, 1822 dated lock, and a "GDM" George D. Moller collection mark at the toe of the stock. Includes a US socket bayonet and leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with gray patina, scattered moderate pitting overall and crisp lock markings. Artificial brown visible on the tang. Stock is also good as revarnished with scattered scratches and dents, a small repaired section ahead of the front lock screw, and a crack visible ahead of the rear lock screw. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is very good with brown patina and defined edges.

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