1028. U.S. Model 1816 Hewes and Phillips Percussion Conversion Musket by Springfield Armory

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.69 cal., 42" barrel with an oxidized smooth bore. This is a second type conversion made from a 1827 dated Springfield musket with large "H&P" marked bolster. The lockplate has proper Federal eagle over "US" in front of hammer and vertical "SPRING / FIELD / 1827" to the rear of hammer, the barrel is dated 1862. The metal surfaces are a bright silvery gray patina from an old light cleaning with remnants of scattered fine oxidation and pitting. All markings in metal remain clear and legible. The walnut stock rates very good plus with expected light handling marks from the years, good edges and a faint trace of a cartouche. A two leaf percussion rear sight has been installed and what appears to be an original iron button tip ramrod is in place. A very good plus Hewes & Phillips converted Springfield musket. (58752-73) {ANTIQUE} (500/700) SOLD FOR $977.50

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