Springfield Type III U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Musket

.69 caliber, 42" round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock marked with the usual {spread winged eagle} / US forward of the cock with SPRING / FIELD / 1838 at tail. Matching date on breech plug tang. Usual P / {eagle head} / V proofs at breech. Two script cartouches on the counterpane, an ET and a TW, a script AH final inspection is present behind the triggerguard. Lock and barrel appear to be in their original flint configuration, with no weld detected at the breech with remote camera inspection. Top jaw and screw appear to be high quality replacements. Original ramrod and sling swivels. Late production M1816 muskets in original flint are very difficult to obtain, as nearly all were still in storage when the percussion system was adopted and were subsequently altered to percussion. A very fine musket overall.


Fine. Metal with a fine bright finish with scattered areas of minor surface oxidation and discoloration. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered light pitting. Stock crisp with fine lines and edges and clear cartouches. Stock shows scattered bumps and dings. Ramrod is frozen in channel and shows vise marks from an ineffective attempt to remove it.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
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