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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1795 Type I musket with French parts from the American Revolution including US surcharged lock - $3500.00

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Very rare Springfield M1795 Type I musket assembled at Springfield using French parts from the American Revolution. 42" barrel has French proofs above the flash hole and typical Springfield V, P, and eagle head proofs on the left side of the barrel. Lock is boldly marked "Charleville" in script with French proof above and large "US" surcharge at tail of lock. Buttplate is dated 1800, the second year that Springfield dated their guns.

Metal parts are in untouched condition with rich patina, some surface rust, and some expected pitting in the barrel breech area. Ramrod and top hammer jaw are absent, jaw screw is broken off in hammer. Inside of lock mortise pictured to show that absolutely no other lock has ever been installed in this gun, which we are selling untouched without any attempt to restore the hammer or rod. Stock has an uncleaned appearance and shows relatively little use for a model that saw a great deal of service. It has nice edges and only scattered handling marks, a piece of wood replaced above the lock long ago using oak and hand forged nails. There is a light break in the stock in the lock/sideplate area that shows some play; we have not attempted any repair, and it doesn't appear that anyone else has either. Lock is mechanically good with a strong action. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.