Lot 112

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U.S. Civil War Springfield Model 1840 flintlock musket with bayonet circa 1840-46
NVSN; .69 caliber, walnut stock, bright finish, marked "1842" on breech tang, eagle over "US" and "SPRINGFIELD 1842" on lockplate, traces of "VP" on breech end of barrel; together with Model 1840 bayonet marked "US" and "XVII."
overall L57 3/4" barrel L42"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #51.05.01A inked on triggerguard tang). Brass plaque with State of Texas Inventory #724-16609 riveted to buttplate.

Literature: Flayderman, Norm. FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES. 9th ed. Gun Digest Books, 2007. pp.558-59, #9A-259 altered to 9A-258.

Webster, Donald B., Jr. AMERICAN SOCKET BAYONETS 1717-1873. Ottawa, Ontario: Museum Restoration Service, 1964. p.32.

  • Bore dirty but not heavily pitted. All metal dark except triggerguard, barrel and barrel bands, which have been overcleaned. Lock has been reconverted back to flintlock using crude parts; lock does not fit properly into lock mortise.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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