Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1096: 1799 Dated U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type I Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Rare and Desirable 1799 Dated U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type I Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Rare and Desirable 1799 Dated U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type I Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1795
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 43 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 437
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 54
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model 1795 is historically significant as the first official standardized U.S. martial arm and the first firearm manufactured at the U.S. armories. The Model 1795 was based on the French Model 1766 widely used during the Revolution, and was the main infantry arm of the War of 1812.This musket has the correct Type I markings of the 1799-1802 period, and the buttplate has the rare and desirable "1799" date. The Model 1795 Type I musket was manufactured by Springfield from 1795 and 1806 with those produced in 1799 being the first units to receive a manufacture date stamped on the buttplate. The lock is marked with the eagle and shield emblem (traces) over a script "US" at the center and "SPRINGFIELD" in a vertical arch at the rear. The left side of the barrel only has a "V" proof. The sling swivels hold a leather sling. "GDM" George D. Moller collection mark in the toe of the stock. The socket bayonet is marked "ROSE" and "US." Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good. The metal surfaces have a bright appearance with light pitting. The touch hole has been re-bushed. The buttplate has been repaired near the tang. The stock is good with a stabilized crack running from the rear barrel band to the trigger, a few stress cracks, some chipping and minor handling marks. The bayonet is good with some chipping along the blade and some pitting. Mechanically Fine.



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