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Springfield U.S. Model 1847 Sappers & Mineres Musketoon

.69 caliber, 26" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Standard Springfield markings on the lock, dated 1847. Breech plug tang date is illegible due to pitting. Standard barrel proofs. Weak cartouche on counterpane. Upper band with D3 alphanumeric mating mark to match the bayonet to the gun. Original bayonet lugs, sling swivels and ramrod. Only 1,030 US M1847 sappers & miners musketoons were manufactured during 1847-48 and 1855-56. Only 200 were manufactured in 1847. A scarce US martial long arm.

Condition:

Good to very good. Metal with a mottled grayish-brown patina, showing moderate pitting around the breech and bolster area. Lock a more even brown color. Lock markings and barrel proofs clear, tang date not visible. Mechanically functional, fair bore with moderate pitting. Stock worn with numerous bumps, dings and small chips missing.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,938
09/12/2018

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