Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1109: War of 1812 Era Springfield 1795 Type III Musket Dated 1810

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

War of 1812 Era U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type III Flintlock Musket Dated 1810

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

War of 1812 Era U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type III Flintlock Musket Dated 1810

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1795
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 43 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 233
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 59
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model 1795 Musket represents many firsts in U.S. martial arms including the first standardized and official model of musket manufactured for the U.S. military and was based on the French "Charleville" Model 1766 muskets widely used during the American Revolution. Model 1795s saw heavy use during the War of 1812. Type III Model 1795s are dated from 1809 to 1814 with this example dated "1810" on the tail of the lock and the buttplate tang. The lock has a script "US/eagle/SPRINGFIELD" at the center. The top of the barrel is stamped "US" (faint) and "VT" (very faint) and the left side of the barrel is stamped with "P/eagle head/V" proofs (faint).

Rating Definition:

Good with some scattered light pitting and brown patina. The barrel has been shortened about one inch from the muzzle. Stock is also good as lightly sanded and varnished with some light scratches, a small cracked section ahead of the lock, a repaired section behind the lock, and some chips behind the barrel tang. Mechanically fine.



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