May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


US Springfield Model 1795 Type III Musket

.72 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat-spring retained barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Reconverted flintlock marked with script US over a {spread-winged eagle} over SPRINGFIELD under the pan and dated 1811 horizontally at the tail. Buttplate tang dated 1812. Breech with P/ {eagle-head}/V proof marks, counterpane with script US inspection mark. Missing both sling swivels, retains a period button head ramrod with end modified as a screwdriver and no threads. Two large initials are present on the reverse butt, the first was a "C" or "G" that has been partially obscured and the second is a "W."


Good. Metal with a moderately oxidized brown patina, bright under the bands. Metal mostly smooth with some scattered surface roughness and moderate pitting at the breech. Metal markings remain legible as does cartouche. Lock expertly reconverted to flint from an apparent drum bolster percussion alteration. Stock cleaned and lightly sanded, but retaining good edges and showings scattered bumps, dings and bruises.

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
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