Springfield Model 1812 Third Type
.69 caliber, 42" barrel length. Markings on lockplate of "US" over eagle motif over Springfield. The rear of the lockplate is marked 1816. Upper tang is marked 1817 and at the end of the barrel on the bayonet lug is marked "Z." Left side of barrel at breech is marked "P" over eagle head over "V." Triggerguard and sidelock are marked with a "D." The bottom of the stock at the end of the triggerguard is marked "LG" over a cartouche of "S" in an oval. Cartouche on left side of stock "EJ." Walnut stock with a cheek rest cut out on left side of the stock. Barrel, lockplate and sidelock are all gray metal. The barrel bands, hammer, frizzen, buttplate and triggerguard have browned. Has button-head steel ramrod.
Provenance: A.C. Daum
The walnut stock is in good condition with scratches, nicks and dings. There is a small repair on the bottom of the left side of the stock above the triggerguard. The barrel, lockplate and sidelock all have very fine pitting that is blending to a brown patina. The barrel bands, hammer, frizzen, buttplate and triggerguard have a brown to plum patina. The markings are sharp and crisp. The bore is good and can clean. Overall condition is very good.