Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1156: U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Flintlock Musket Dated 1829

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Very Fine U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Flintlock Musket Dated 1829

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Very Fine U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Flintlock Musket Dated 1829

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1816
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 247
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 72
Class: Antique
Description:

Model 1816 muskets were primarily used in conflicts with various Native American groups after the War of 1812 and were also used into the Mexican-American War era and the Civil War, generally after being converted to percussion. Features a top mounted bayonet stud, brass blade front sight located on the rear strap of the front barrel band, "P/eagle head/V" proofs on the left of the breech, "1829" dated barrel tang, "SPRING/FIELD/1829" on the tail of the lock and "eagle/US" at the center, circled script "ET" (Elisha Toby) cartouche on the left stock flat ahead of a circled script "EB/3" (Elizur Bates) classification cartouche which would have been marked in the 1840s when this musket was inspected for worthiness of conversion to percussion (remains in its original flintlock configuration), "LW" ahead of a circled script "JS" cartouche behind the lower tang, and a "US" marked buttplate tang.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% original brown finish with some light pitting and slight darkening concentrated at the breech, and light muzzle wear. Lock retains strong traces of original case colors with some brown patina and crisp markings. Stock is also very fine with attractive raised grain defined edges, some occasional mild scratches, a few minor chips, nice cartouches, and rich oil finish. Mechanically excellent. An attractive example of a U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Musket.



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