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, "1853" dated lock and barrel tang. "US" and "B/31" marked on top of the buttplate. Includes a "US" socket bayonet.
Very good with bright polished surfaces, some very light pin-prick pitting, and defined lock markings. Stock is also very good as re-oiled, with numerous scattered light scratches and dents, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is very good.
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