Approximately 6,416 Model 1795 muskets were manufactured by Harpers Ferry in the year 1816. Late production U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1795 Type IV muskets such as this one implemented changes in the transition leading up to the Model 1812 and Model 1816. The Model 1795 lock is marked with the eagle and shield above "US" at the center and "HARPERS/FERRY/1816" on the tail which has a projecting point. The barrel is of the shorter length as on the Model 1812 and has a bayonet stud on top near the muzzle. Brass blade front sight on the rear strap of the upper barrel band. Sling swivels are mounted on the middle band and trigger guard finial. A "GDM" George D. Moller collection mark is at the toe. Includes socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection
Fair with scattered light to moderate dark pitting, and defined lock markings. Stock is fair as lightly sanded and re-oiled with some scratches and dents, various cracks and repaired sections around the lock and trigger guard, a crack ahead of the rear lock screw, and a repaired section on the rear of the left flat. Mechanically fine. Included bayonet is also good.
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