US Military Model 1842 Springfield Arrsenal Percussion Musket 1848-Dated Likely Having Civil War Period Use
1848-Dated Civil War Period, U.S. Military Model 1842 Percussion Musket, Made at Springfield Arrsenal, Very Fine.
This original Civil War Period, US Military Model 1842 Percussion Musket has a 42", .69 caliber smooth-bore barrel struck on the left side of breech with P and V as well as the date 1849 on the barrel tang. All nice appearing steel furniture. The lock marked SPRINGFIELD, and dated 1848. The stock is solid with a small chip of wood missing from the upper right edge of the fore-end, only some very light scratches and dings from its years of service. Very clean and attractive, in good mechanical working order and is excellent for display.