U S SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 69 CALIBER SMOOTHBORE MUSKET
Product Code: U S SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET
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This is an original U S Springfield Model 1842 69 caliber smoothbore musket. The lock is dated 1846 which puts it in the range of possible use in the Mexican War. The overall condition is good. The stock is in very good condition with minor scratches and dings. It appears the stock has had the original finish removed at some point in the past. The metal parts has been cleaned and some sort of browning solution has been applied giving the metal a slight copper colored appearance. The front band spring has the end of the spring pin missing that locks into a hole in the front barrel band. The ramrod is original and the correct length. The lock functions correctly. The bore is dark with moderate pitting. Overall a better than average 1842 at a fair price. Additional photos are available upon request.