Approximately 9,005 Model 1795 muskets were manufactured by Harpers Ferry in the year 1813. At this time, these muskets were typically rushed into service during the turmoil of the War of 1812. The lock plate is marked "HARPERS/FERRY/1813" (the first digit of the year is very faint) vertically at the rear, with the shield bearing "eagle/US" at the center. Two sunken oval proofs appear on the upper left quarter at the rear of the barrel. Bayonet lug on top of the barrel towards the muzzle. Brass blade front sight on the rear strap of the front barrel band. Sling swivels on the middle band and ahead of the trigger guard. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes a US socket bayonet (too tight, does not properly fit) and reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Good with scattered light pitting and moderate flash pitting. Stock is also good as sanded and re-oiled with scattered light scratches, some light dents, a crack ahead of the rear lock screw, a repaired chip behind the barrel tang, and slightly undersized around the lock and trigger guard finial. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is good with scattered moderate pitting.