May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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0.71 bore barrel of 44 1/2 inches length, with P (partially obscured), eaglehead and V marks struck on the left side of the barrel near breech and "SN[J"--obscured] on top of the barrel, 2 1/2 inches before the tang. Lock has the integral, round-bottomed pan introduced in 1809, marked "1809" behind the cock and before with a script "US" over spread wing eagle, with "SPRINGFIELD" in a downward arc below. The iron mounts, all of which appear to be original to the piece, include the three spring-fastened barrel bands, sideplate, triggerguard, ramrod and buttplate, the latter stamped "1808" in front of the top screw. The walnut stock has "V" and "SNJ" struck behind the sideplate, with deep "U.B" (believed to be for "Union Brigade") brands stamped immediately before and behind the triggerguard in the bottom of the stock. Lighter stamp impressions for "CUMBERLAND" and "BRIGADE" are found struck to the right of the triggerguard and also under the butt. The New Jersey militia in the Quasi-War to War of 1812 period were organized by county brigades and Federal arms issued to the state are often found with county brigade ownership marks on them, such as on this example. Right side of butt has a large "R" inscribed upside down, while the left side has "AMS" lightly carved into the wood. Both the Union and Cumberland Brigades were mobilized during the War of 1812, serving in the defense of New York Harbor and Sandy Hook. CONDITION: The barrel, lock and all mounts now show an aged grey-brown patina with moderate pitting in the breech/tang area. The one-piece stock is in good condition, with scattered dings, scratches and bumps, most on the underside of the forestock. All original attic-found condition with no alterations. All original attic-found condition with no alterations. JLK
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
44 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.71
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Springfield
Model
M1795
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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