Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 145: U.S. Springfield 1817 Artillery/Cadet Musket with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Very Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1817 Type II Artillery/Cadet Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Very Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1817 Type II Artillery/Cadet Flintlock Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1817
Type: Musket
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 36 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 285
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 78
Class: Antique
Description:

Springfield Armory manufactured approximately 1,640 of these 36 inch barrel muskets between 1818 and 1821 for Cadet use. Model 1817 Artillery/Cadet muskets are described on pages 440-444 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume II". The Model 1795 lock is faintly marked "US/eagle and shield/SPRINGFIELD" at the center and "1811" dated behind the hammer, illegible date on the barrel tang, and "P/eagle head/V" proofs on the left of the breech. Three barrel bands, two sling swivels and a faint "Crown/D" marked buttplate tang. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes US socket bayonet and J.C. Toth inspected leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with dark brown patina overall, moderate flash pitting, and patches of moderate pitting down the length of the barrel, heavier at the breech. Stock is also good as lightly sanded and refinished with scattered light scratches, and a small chip behind the barrel tang. Hammer screw is replaced, touch hole slightly enlarged. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is very good plus with sharp edges and some light pitting.



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