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FR-712. US Civil War M1842 Springfield Musket

This item is listed for historical interest only. It is not for sale.
Item #9241

The US Model 1842 Musket was a .69 caliber musket manufactured by Springfield Arsenal in 1848. The 1842 was the last production smoothbore musket produced by the US with approx 275,000 model 1842 muskets being produced at the Springfield and Harper’s Ferry armories between 1844 and 1855. This 1842 Springfield is good to very good condition with the exception of the stock having been cut down as a hunting gun after the Civil War which was common due to the size of the military rifles. The stock has however been repaired (hand carved) back to full length with the same style of wood as the rest of the original stock. The stock was cut under the third band and the new piece added, so looking at the musket you would not be able to tell it has been repaired without disassembling it. The barrel has a light to dark brown patina and scattered light to moderate pitting. The barrel still exhibits the 1848 date on the tang and the eagle head, “V”, “P” on the barrel as it firing and acceptance proofs. The lock still shows the eagle, the 1848 date and the “Spring-field” stamping, with also a fair amount of pitting. The middle, front band and ramrod are authentic reproductions of the original hardware. Overall this would make a great display musket for any Civil War display or for any display over your fireplace.

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