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1797 Springfield Ships Musket, (1795 type I pattern), Extremely Rare & Fine
The lock configuration and markings are consistent with Model 1795 (Type I)

The United States Navy was re-established in 1797, the Constitution, the United States, and the Constellation were commissioned; the first government orders for a specific “ships musket” were recorded as ordered by the Secretary of War as armament for the Navy. This example remains in outstanding original condition, the stock is superb and displays a great patina; all metal parts including barrel are a smooth mottled plumb-brown; action is smooth and tight. Discussions are found within American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume II by George Moller, also U.S. Military Flintlock Muskets Volume II by Peter Schmidt. See: Borders Away, Volume II: Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail by William Gilkerson; and of course, Flayderman’s Guide, 9th edition, page 540. (Overall L: 57.5”, barrel L: 42.25”)
Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion.



For further information, contact David Hillier or 978 597-8084.

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