The Model 1795 is historically significant as the first official standardized U.S. martial arm and the first firearm manufactured at the U.S. armories. The Model 1795 was based on the French Model 1766 widely used during the Revolution, and was the main infantry arm of the War of 1812. This musket has the correct Type I markings and features for the 1804-1806 period; according to "Flayderman's Guide: 9th Edition" 1795 muskets from this time period are considered to be very scarce. It has the third style of lock marking with "1804" date vertically marked at the tail, and at the center of the lock is a script "US" above a shielded eagle looking to its left above "SPRINGFIELD" in a downward curve. "US" (faint) marked on the top of the breech and "P/eagle/V" proofs marked on the left of the breech. Replacement frizzen with an added rear surface, and a replacement ramrod. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes a socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Fair with scattered heavy pitting and dark brown patina overall, and a replacement frizzen and ramrod as mentioned above. Stock is also fair as sanded and re-oiled with scattered scratches, numerous scattered cracks and chips, various absent sections, various repaired sections, and slightly undersized at the toe. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is good with scattered moderate pitting.
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