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Lot 241: U.S. Springfield 1851 Cadet Rifled Musket with Bayonet

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1851 Cadet Percussion Rifled Musket with Long Range Sights and Bayonet

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 241: U.S. Springfield 1851 Cadet Rifled Musket with Bayonet

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1851 Cadet Percussion Rifled Musket with Long Range Sights and Bayonet

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1851 Cadet Percussion Rifled Musket with Long Range Sights and Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1851-Musket
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 57
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 355
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 201
Class: Antique
Description:

Springfield Armory manufactured a total of 4,000 cadet muskets c. 1852-1853 for use by various cadet schools around the country. They feature the same lock as the Model 1847 Musketoon. It has a small bayonet stud on the bottom of the barrel near the muzzle, a blade front sight on the front of the upper barrel band, long range ladder rear sight, and "1853" dated lock. "B4" marked on top of the rear barrel band, "20" marked on the underside of the stock ahead of the trigger guard, "US" and "B/65" marked on top of the buttplate. Includes a "US" socket bayonet.

Rating Definition:

Good, exhibiting a mix of bright surfaces and scattered light surface corrosion on the barrel and fittings, some areas of light pitting, and smooth gray/brown patina on the lock. Stock is also good as period arsenal sanded and re-oiled, with scattered scratches and dents, and a few chips. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is also good with scattered moderate pitting.



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