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I recently picked this up from a friend. I've wanted one for a while both being a Civil War reenactor, and wanting it to go with my small American arms collection. (I mainly collect German and Austrian) Came with an original bayonet. Nice example, dated 1854 which as I understand is a year before they stopped making them. Bore is clean and smooth with virtually no pitting. Externally its used, but cared for, far from pristine but complete and honest.

 

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Nice musket,

I have an 1844 dated example which I was told was the first year of production. I use it for living histories.
 

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I have a gorgeous 1845 dated example with bayonet that I value highly. Track of the Wolf sells different diameter musket balls to fit your weapon if you are inclined to shoot it (I haven't yet).
 

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I have a gorgeous 1845 dated example with bayonet that I value highly. Track of the Wolf sells different diameter musket balls to fit your weapon if you are inclined to shoot it (I haven't yet).
I'll probably get out this weekend. I shoot smooth bore and rifled musket in NSSA events and cast my own so I'm set on ball for it. I ised to use an Armisport 1842 for 75 and 100 yard smooth bore competition and they group well.
 

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Nice Springfield. How are the markings on the breach? Does the date on the barrel match the lock? I have and have had several and just love them. I am guessing yours is about the last year made as they went with a rifled musket in '55. Oh btw did you check the bore? Some of those were rifled
 

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That's a fine looking Musket, I have been looking at P.Mouser's posted ad here and locally as I'm from your neck of the woods but No Shore . He has some fine looking arms. You got a good one, Enjoy. O.R.
 

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All us black powder folk must stick together here in Mass. I shoot a few muzzle loaders, but my main focus is black powder cartridge guns like Trapdoors, Martinis, and 1871 Mausers and such.

That's a fine looking Musket, I have been looking at P.Mouser's posted ad here and locally as I'm from your neck of the woods but No Shore . He has some fine looking arms. You got a good one, Enjoy. O.R.
 
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