Cut Down U.S. Springfield Model 1842 Musket

.69 caliber. 27.5" round barrel length. SN: NSN. Altered M1842 musket that appears to have had both stock and barrel cut down at some point. Bright finish with iron mountings. Walnut stock has a plain straight grip and forearm with a single barrel band. Item features a brass bead front sight and notch rear sight incised to top of barrel. Also featured is a two piece triggerguard, smooth trigger, and a two click tumbler. Markings include "V" and "P" proofs to top of barrel, "U.S." to heel of buttplate, "{War eagle}/U.S." to center of lockplate, and "SPRING/FIELD/1851" to rear of lockplate. Stock features a boxed cartouche that is illegibly obscured, but most likely the "JS" inspector mark of James Stillman to left cheek. Right side of buttstock is carved with stylized "M.C." markings that appear to be period. 


Good as antique. Bore is dark. Finish has mostly worn away and gives a mottled grey-brown appearance from developed patina and surface oxidation. Item shows pitting and scratching overall to metal surfaces. Wood stock has scratches and mars scattered overall. Action appears to be functional. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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