WAR of 1812 Antique U.S. HARPERS FERRY ARMORY Model 1795 FLINTLOCK Musket
Early US Military Musket Dated “1809”
Here we present an antique U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Flintlock Musket, manufactured circa 1809 at the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. The Model 1795 was a smooth bore, flintlock based musket and the first weapon system to be produced within the United States. It was designed very closely patterning the French “Charleville” Flintlock Musket that was used to by the colonists against the British during the American Revolutionary War. Muskets made at Harpers Ferry proceeded along with their own evolutional development and were different from those long arms made at the Springfield Armory. Springfield Armory produced 80,000 of these, with Harpers Ferry responsible for another 70,000.
Production of this musket ran from 1795 through 1818. It wasn’t until the Model 1816 that Springfield and Harpers Ferry made muskets that had interchangeable parts. The Model 1795 found her way into some several important American conflicts of the time, including the War of 1812 between the United States and the British Empire, the Mexican-American War, and even the Civil War. The 1795 would also be taken along by members of the American expedition led by Lewis and Clark from 1803 to 1806. Use of the 1795 was recorded as late as 1865 for the southern Confederate forces who were still fielding her late in the Civil War.
The overall condition is good. Strong action (reconverted). This example maintains a good bore (aged). Solid stock throughout (repairs at the wrist are stable). “US” is stamped on the buttplate tang. “HARPERS/FERRY/1809” is marked on the lock, along with the Federal Eagle. Here is a scarce flintlock musket that has endured the test of time.
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Barrel is 42 inches.
Caliber: .69 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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