May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Model 1795 Type 5 Springfield Flintlock Musket

.72 caliber, 44.25" round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, smooth walnut stock with three flat, spring-retained barrel bands. Flat iron lock with pronounced teat at rear and fenced integral iron pan. Lock in original flint with matching single punch dot mating marks on most parts with the top jaw, top jaw screw and both lock mounting screws apparent replacements. Lock marked under the pan US / {spread-winged eagle} / Springfield, tail dated 1810. Buttplate tang dated 1811. Barrel with P/{eagle head}/V and two deep touch marks on upper left quadrant of breech with US on top of breech. Barrel appears to be in original flint with moderately eroded touchhole that is slightly oversized, but remains tapered and is correctly located in the pan. Legible script US on counterpane, with illegible weak oval cartouche behind the triggerguard. Matching VI assembly marks on mainspring, under barrel, on breech plug and tang screw, and on the rear edges of the barrel bands. Retains both sling swivels and a period button head ramrod that has had the tail end modified to a pointed curly wiper.

Condition:

Good. Metal lightly cleaned with scattered mottling and oxidized discoloration. Breech with some moderate pitting. Lock cleaned, mainspring cracked and supported by a wood shim, but remains functional. Bore heavily oxidized with some pitting. Breech plug tang broken and screw hole and welded. Stock worn, lightly sanded with some chipped loss around the rear of the lock and old chipped loss along the lower edge of the counterpane. Stock with a cracked repair running though the lock mortise area, and round the rear of the upper lock edge. 

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,200
05/06/2020

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