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U.S. Model 1842 Musket by Springfield

.69 caliber. 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained barrel bands. no S/N. Bright finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings, dated "1853" at the tail, with matching "1853" date on the breech plug tang. Standard "V/P/{Eagle Head}". Clear script "JS" cartouche on counterpane of stock. Retains original sling swivels and full-length trumpet head ramrod. A very fine and crisp example the last of the US smoothbore muskets.

Condition:

Fine. Metal is fine and bright with crisp markings. Mechanically functional with a fine bright bore. Stock crisp with a feathery texture and crisp cartouche. A really wonderful example of a US Model 1842.

Starting Price: $750
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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