Lot 1345
Altered Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Musket
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
.69 caliber, tapered round barrel cut down to 27.75 in., the lockplate with SPRINGFIELD/ 1845 behind hammer and eagle over US ahead of the hammer; shortened walnut stock with iron mounts; additions include 11 in. section of walnut ramrod and a small engraved metal plate behind the barrel tang.

Functional action; small crack to side behind the lockplate stabilized with two small nails; some metallic elements stained; normal scuffs and dings from use.