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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1842 Springfield musket, dated 1853 - $850.00

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US M1842 Springfield musket, dated 1853 on lock. Barrel proofs present, barrel tang date faint, stock cartouche present, but worn. Metal parts show dark patina overall with scattered light very old rust and some pitting in the barrel breech area primarily. Stock has an open-grained appearance overall, showing average wear and use, small crack and chip in the lock mortise below rear of lock, crack by lock screw, and a couple light age cracks at rear of butt. Sling swivels absent. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.