The Model 1795 Musket represents many firsts in U.S. martial arms including the first standardized and official model of musket manufactured for the U.S. military and was based on the French "Charleville" Model 1766 muskets widely used during the American Revolution. Model 1795s saw heavy use during the War of 1812. This musket has the correct Type II markings and features for the 1806-1809 period and is dated "1807" at the tail of the lock with a script "US" over an eagle and shield motif above a downward curved "SPRINGFIELD" at the center of the lock. The left quarter of the breech is stamped with "P/eagle head/V" proofs. "1807" dated buttplate tang. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes a socket bayonet and period leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Good with scattered light pitting, moderate flash pitting, a repaired touch hole, and some cracks on the bottom of the lock. Stock is also good as sanded and re-oiled with scattered light scratches and dings, a crack ahead of the rear lock screw, a large partially re-glued cracked section running between the back of the lock and behind the barrel tang, a chip/crack below the lock, a crack ahead of the buttplate tang, and some minor chips at the toe. Mechanically needs work, hammer will not properly release without assistance. Included bayonet is fair with dark brown patina and scattered mild pitting, sling is very good with some light cracking.
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