Moller noted this musket as a Model 1798 Type I. Around 1,000 of this type were manufactured in 1801 and 1802. It has a bayonet stud on top near the muzzle, brass blade front sight on the rear strap of the upper barrel band, "eagle/NEW HAVEN." on the center of the lock, "U.STATES" on the tail of the lock (only partial final "S" at the edge), a socket bayonet with "WM" marking at the base of the blade, a modern leather sling, and "GDM" lightly stamped at the toe. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Good with mottled gray patina and moderate pitting, no visible barrel markings, faded central lock marking, and moderate overall wear. The re-oiled stock is also good and has some chips and slivers absent at the edges, general minor dings and scratches, and even re-oiled finish. The bayonet is fair and is dark brown with moderate oxidation and a crack in the socket. The frizzen does not snap open, but the lock otherwise is mechanically fine.