US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge.
Original Flintlock Specimens Are Very Rare…Third Type WATERS, Millbury 1836
Fully spelled out “NEW HAMPSHIRE” on the barrel breech; very rare to see a
New Hampshire marked 1816 model…and with bayonet.
(Same roll stamp used on Colt Dragoons marked “New Hampshire”.)


US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, right facing

This is a Third Type Model 1816 flintlock musket with matching bayonet from a contract
for 21,560 muskets manufactured by Asa Waters of Millbury, Massachusetts between
1817 and 1836. This musket was finished bright with casehardened lock plate and
removable brass flash pan. It has the Waters Third Type marking of "US over
WATERS" in front of the hammer and "MILLBURY/1836" stamped vertically behind the
hammer. The barrel tang is dated "1836". The breech end of the barrel is marked “US
over JM over P over NEW HAMPSHIRE. The full-length stock has three-barrel bands, a
script cartouche on the left flat and a script cartouche on the comb near the "US"
marked buttplate tang; also, a block letter mark reading H over J. Overall condition is
outstanding; perfect inspector’s cartouche “TW” for Thomas Warner an important figure
in the history of the Springfield Armory; he was a master armorer and principal sub-
inspector of contract arms. With a ball-form strengthening device to front section of
trigger guard bow at sling swivel; button head iron ramrod; original flint, matching barrel
date, matching bayonet. Standard in all ways with .69-caliber 42-inch barrel.


US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, left facing

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, bayonet view 1

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, bayonet view 2

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, bayonet detail

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, lock plate view 1

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, lock plate view 2

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, lock plate detail 1

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, lock plate detail 2

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, side plate

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, butt plate

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, butt plate 2

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, trigger guard

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, tang

US Model 1816 flintlock musket by Asa Waters with New Hampshire Surcharge, marks

$7,650.00

( 308-497 ) [LRL17-042]






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