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Lot 1125: U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1795 Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

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Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1795 Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1795
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 38 7/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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Catalog Page: 63
Class: Antique

The Model 1795 is significant as the first official musket of the U.S. military and was widely used in the War of 1812. This example has a shortened barrel with condemnation mark, leading to the possibility that this musket was used as a cadet rifle. The barrel is also marked "P/eagle head/V V." The lock has "US" above the eagle and shield emblem (faint) above "SPRINGFIELD" in a downward arch and is dated "1814" at the rear. The brass front sight is on the front barrel band, the bayonet lug is on top of the barrel, and the non-fitting socket bayonet is marked "US". The buttplate is also dated "1814." Sling swivels hold a modern reproduction leather sling. The left side of the buttstock has a cheek recess, a feature introduced in 1813 that made it into the production of Model 1812 muskets for three years. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the stock toe. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good. The metal surfaces have a bright appearance with dark pitting throughout. The barrel tang has cold blue. The stock is fair with a stabilized crack running from the lock to the rear barrel band spring and minor dings and scratches. The bayonet is very good with an overall bright appearance and some light pitting. Mechanically fine.

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