May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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US Model 1795 Type II Springfield Musket Twice Altered to Percussion

.69 caliber, 42.5" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock with three flat, spring retained barrel bands. Lock with standard Springfield markings, dated 1808 at tail, buttplate tang dated 1808 as well. Breech with a deep diamond-shaped touch mark as well as US and P / {eagle head} / V proofs. Twice altered to percussion, once by the cone in barrel system with an evidently welded hole in the top of the barrel near the breech. The second alteration was by the French or drum method and this is the current configuration with a drum and nipple in the old touchhole location and a lightly engraved civilian pattern hammer. Sling swivels are replaced, retains a period button head ramrod.

Condition:

Good. Chemically cleaned to a dull gray color. Markings mostly legible with even light to moderate pitting over most of the metal surfaces. Mechanically functional, fair smooth bore is heavily oxidized and pitted. Stock with wear, a large chip missing behind the middle barrel band on the reverse, scattered bumps and dings and some mars.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$840
05/06/2020

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