Springfield U.S. Model 1795 Type III Flintlock Musket

.70 caliber, 44.5" round barrel secured by three spring-retained barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. 6.25" flat beveled lock with teat at rear. Lock marked with script US / {eagle} / SPRINGFIELD in an upturned arc and dated 1812 at the tail. Matching date on buttplate tang. Lock with integral, fenced and bridled iron pan, flat beveled reinforced cock with heart-shaped cutout. The lock appears to be original flint in every respect with matching single dot mating marks on most of the internal parts. The barrel appears to be original flint as well, with internal camera inspection revealing no welding at the breech or bushing of the touchhole. Touchhole shows moderate erosion and oxidation, but is still slightly tapered and angled and is well centered in the pan. The mating mark \/||| appears on the bottom of the barrel, the breech plug and on the edge of the mainspring. The workman initials "AC" are found under the barrel and the initial "D" is found inside the lock plate. Bayonet lug is marked with an "L" on top. A script, intertwined US acceptance mark is found on the counterpane, with the initials JG engraved in side plate in script. The initials JW are neatly carved in the reverse of the stock. An old brass collection tag is on obverse butt. The sling swivels and a button head iron ramrod are present. The musket is accompanied by US M1795 pattern angular socket bayonet with US stamped to the rear of the mortise cut of the unbridgeable 2.75" long socket. Flat triangular bayonet blade is unfullered, approximately 14.25" long, 1.25" wide and stamped DM at the ricasso.


Very good. Metal with a dull pewter patina suggesting an old chemical cleaning. Markings clear in metal throughout. Metal mostly smooth with some pitting at the breech. Mechanically functional, bore is about good, heavily oxidized with even pitting along its length. Stock very good, solid, with some old added varnish. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings, mars and handling marks. Bayonet very good and fits the musket well.

Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
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