1831-date U.S. Springfield Model 1816 Type-III Conversion

.69 caliber smoothbore. 42" barrel length. SN: NSN. Percussion converted Model 1816 Type-III with a patent breech, brass blade front sight, and bayonet lug. Bright metal finish. Walnut stock has a thick plain straight grip and forearm with three barrel bands. Item features a two click tumbler, smooth trigger, and sling swivels to middle barrel band and to front of triggerguard. Markings include "U.S./{patriotic eagle}" to center of lock, and "SPRING/FIELD/1831" to rear of lock. Sideplate as well as rear and middle barrel bands are marked "S", while front barrel band is marked "15". Buttplate is horizontally marked "U.S." to heel. Wood stock has two weak cartouche marks that appear to be circled "EY" proofs. The "EY" cartouche is attributed to an unknown small arms inspector of U.S. Springfield M1831 muskets. Includes flared tip one-piece iron ramrod. Item has crude checkered cuts to hammer, possibly meaning it was a confederate conversion. 


Good. Bore is dark. Bright finish has scratching and pitting scattered overall. Finish also has developed a film of brown patina overall, heavy oxidation around percussion nipple. Barrel has a heavy strike mark to middle section. Wood stock has scratching and mars scattered overall. As mentioned there is some losses that partially obscure cartouche marks on left of stock. Middle barrel band is loose and has a different degree of wear than other barrel bands, possibly a replacement. Bayonet lug appears to have been ground down as a period alteration, or worn over time. Action is functional.

Estimate: $600 - $1,200
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