Model 1816 Springfield with Rare Morse Conversion
.69 caliber Morse, 42" barrel, S/N 15 on the flat of the pan. With long range rear barrel sight. Rifled with three large lands and grooves. All metal parts with sub-inspector initials. US marked on top of the buttplate. Lockplate marked US with eagle and in the rear of plate Springfield and dated 1838. Walnut stock with three barrel bands.
Provenance: A.C. Daum
All metal services are very sharp and crisp. The metal had a coat of cosmoline and has just turned to a dark brown patina. Stock has nice dark untouched open-grained look. With sharp and crisp lines. Sharp cartouche behind the triggerguard. Also on the flat opposite of the lock is two cartouches. Bore is very good. A very rare breechloading musket. Total of 50 produced and 20 are known to be in collections.