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Lot 1222
Springfield manufactured about 14,265 of these muskets in 1846 and a total of 165,970 between 1844 and 1855. This was the first regulation armory-pattern percussion musket and also the first arm fabricated at both national armories that had interchangeable parts. It features a round smoothbore steel barrel with a bayonet lug on the underside, near muzzle and stamped "V / P" over an eagle's head on the left side of the breech. Flat percussion lockplate with beveled edges, center stamped with an eagle over "US" and tail stamped "SPRING / FIELD / 1846" vertically. Standard steel Model 1842 furniture, buttplate tang stamped "US" and many components marked with small "L" inspector's mark. Full-length plain walnut stock stamped with two partially visible cartouches behind sideplate, on left side. Steel ramrod. All steel components retain a freckled grey patina and were cleaned some time ago, some scattered marks from use overall, breech with some percussion corrosion. Lock has a strong spring and retains a darker patina and has not been cleaned, very good markings. Stock shows edge wear and scattered marks from use, small chip missing between right side of breech and top of lockplate. This is a very historic model and many went on to be used in the Civil War.Accessories: NoneBarrel Length: 42"Caliber/Bore: .69 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Springfied Model: 1842Paperwork: No Serial Number: NSN Condition: Dimensions:

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(A) U.S. Model 1842 Percussion Musket by Springfield.

Estimate $500 - $800Mar 2, 2018