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Re: 1842 springfield

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 21 September 2010, at 9:58 p.m., in response to 1842 springfield, posted by rasmus on Tuesday, 21 September 2010, at 9:27 p.m.

The 1842 was the last regulation smoothbore, and the first regulation percussion arm, made at SA.

I bought one for $600 earlier this year, with rod but no bayonet. It's brownish with some light pitting but not at all ugly. Made in 1844, the first year of production. Such early ones probably saw *Mexican War service as well as CW.

Look up "1842" on wwwDOTgunbrokerDOTcom. They usually have 3 or 4 listed.

*the FIRST Mexican War - we'll probably have to do it again before the bicentennial!


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