Approximately 5,802 Model 1847 Cavalry Musketoons were manufactured c. 1848-1859. These musketoons were used by the Army in conflicts with Native Americans in the 1850s and during the Civil War. This musketoon is of the standard pattern with the ramrod retention swivels. "1853" dated lock and barrel tang. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Model 1847 cavalry musketoons are described on pages 223-232 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume III" by George D. Moller. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Good with some scattered light to moderate pitting on the otherwise bright surfaces and crisp markings in the metal. Stock is very good as lightly sanded and re-oiled, with scattered light scratches, some dents on the left of the forend, and a chip on the right of the forend. The ramrod assembly is a modern replacement. Mechanically excellent.
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