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Re: 1842 Springfield rifle?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 30 April 2015, at 12:52 a.m., in response to 1842 Springfield rifle?, posted by Ned on Wednesday, 29 April 2015, at 11:03 p.m.
M1842 Musket: Originally smooth bore, .69 caliber, not serial numbered, made 1844 to 1855, so lock is not from musketoon (unless it does not fit the cutout). First regulation percussion model - many were rifled, and they saw wide use in the early portion of the Civil War. Some were still in use at the end.
I'd hang it on the wall, as-is. Hopefully you didn't pay a lot, if it is that rough. Guns dated before 1847 are more desirable as they could have seen Mexican War use.
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