Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1136: War of 1812 Era U.S. Springfield 1795 Type III Flintlock Musket

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

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

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1795
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 44 5/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
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Catalog Page: 67
Class: Antique

This 1812 dated U.S. Model 1795 Springfield Musket was likely rushed into service at the outbreak of the War of 1812. 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 "1812" dated on the tail of the lock and buttplate tang. The lock has a script "US/eagle/SPRINGFIELD" at the center. The top of the barrel is stamped "US" (faint) and the left side of the barrel is stamped with "P/eagle head/V" proofs and a deep condemnation mark. Includes a period leather sling and US socket bayonet. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with scattered light pitting on the barrel, moderate pitting on the hammer, and a slightly enlarged touch hole. Stock is good as sanded and re-oiled with scattered light handling marks and dents, a crack on the left running beneath and behind the front barrel band, slightly undersized area on the right of the forend, a chipped area above the middle band spring, a crack ahead of the rear lock screw, and slightly undersized at the buttstock. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is good with scattered moderate pitting, sling is good with age related cracking.

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