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M1816 US Springfield Type III percussion conversion musket - $295.00

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M1816 US Springfield Type III percussion conversion musket. Dated 1833 on lock and 1829 on barrel. Barrel shortened to 34" long and stock shortened to below the lower band and secured with a pin. Metal parts have a medium patina overall with some pitting in the barrel breech area and some scattered light storage rust. Stock was cleaned at some point, has several minor cracks, one at the forearm tip on left side, one at rear of lock mortise, one by the rear lock bolt, and a stress crack in the lower lock mortise from mainspring tension. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.