Springfield Model 1812, Type IV, Dated 1817, Elisha Toby Cartouche

Springfield Model 1812, Type IV, Dated 1817, Elisha Toby Cartouche, Image 1

The very scarce model 1812 muskets are seldom seen; they were from 1814 until 1817. There are four distinct variations. The fourth model dated 1817 introduced the low comb stock and the lock plate lettering was the same as the next model 1816 which had the brass pan. The fourth model is referred to as a transitional type.

Barrel marked at breech: P over eagle head proof over V. The breech tang is dated 1817; marked between the cock and flashpan is a spread wing eagle over US; buttplate is marked US. The rear of lockplate is marked [stamped vertically] SPRING/FIELD and the date 1817... this style marking was introduced in 1817.

Date: Dated 1817

Measurement: Overall Length: 57.5"; Barrel Length: 42"

Material: Walnut stock

Condition: Clean, bright finish. The action is tight and smooth.

Reference: See "Springfield Armory Infantry Muskets 1795-1844" by Kent W. Johns


SKU: 728-157

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