Antique SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1840 Conversion MUSKET CIVIL WAR Musket Made in 1841
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Antique SPRINGFIELD ARMORY M1840 Conversion MUSKET
CIVIL WAR Musket Made in 1841
Here we present a Springfield Armory U.S. Model 1840 Conversion Musket, manufactured circa 1841 in Springfield, Massachusetts. This .69 caliber musket originally would have had a flintlock firing system and a 42-inch barrel before being converted to percussion, possibly before it ever left the factory. More than 30,000 were produced by the Springfield Armory and two independent contractors, D. Nippes and L. Pomeroy, between 1840 and 1846.
The Model 1840 was not dramatically different from the older Model 1835. The Model 1840 featured a longer bayonet with a clasp and a stock with a comb. The designers of the Model 1840 anticipated that the musket would eventually be rifled, and made the barrel heavier than the earlier Model 1835 accordingly. The Model 1840 was the last flintlock musket produced at Springfield Armory. Many were converted to percussion lock before they made it to the field. Although produced as a smoothbore musket, most of the Model 1840s had their barrels rifled later, as the designers had anticipated.
The lock is marked “SPRING/FIELD/1841” and has the Federal Eagle stamp and “U.S.” Nice inspectors’ marks throughout.
The overall condition is very good. The bore is smooth and in good condition. The action remains excellent and strong.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 42 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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