Musket, Springfield, Model 1795, Type III, Dated 1814, “US” Cartouche in Script
Measurement: .69- caliber barrel, length: 44.5”
Condition: Excellent [expertly cleaned], tight fissure at topside of wrist pinned
which doesn’t distract nor compromise the integrity of this specimen.
Additional Information: Lock is flat with beveled edges; small teat at rear of plate…”US”
in script above eagle facing left, above SPRINGFIELD in arc. Standard barrel
markings: P / small eagle head / and V near breech. Dated 1814 horizontally
behind hammer also displaying matching date on heel of buttplate; stock
impressed “US” behind sideplate. The barrel displays barrel
forger’s geometric [foundry] mark.
Integral forged iron flashpan; trigger guard is rounded at both ends.
This 1814 dated musket is the last model of the 1795 series [Type III] of the
first standardized musket with 44.5-inch barrel made for the U.S. government at
a US arsenal, and the first model made at the Springfield Armory. (Next came
the 1812 models with 42-inch barrels starting with 1814 date continuing to 1817).
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