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      LOT 316
Very Scarce and Desirable Maryland Marked U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type I Flintlock Musket - NSN, 69 cal., 44 1/2 inch round bbl., bright finish, walnut stock. The Model 1795 is historically significant as the first official standardized U.S. martial arm and the first firearm manufactured at the U.S. armories. The Model 1795 was based on the French Model 1766, widely used during
the Revolution, and was the main infantry arm of the War of 1812. This musket has the correct Type I markings and features, and the lack of a date suggests it was produced in 1795 to 1799, prior to the adoption of the date markings. It has the first style of lock marking with “SPRINGFIELD” in a vertical curve behind the hammer, and at the center of the lock is the shielded eagle looking to its right above a script “US”. Note the distinctive curls on the frizzen toe and top jaw guide used on the Type I muskets. “P/eagle/V” proofs marked on the left of the breech ahead of deep condemnation marks and a faint “US” marked on top of the breech. “MARYLAND” marked in large letters ahead of the lock. CONDITION: Very good, with mottled brown patina overall and some areas of moderate pitting. Stock is also good as re-oiled, with some light scratches and general overall wear, a cracked section at the front of the lock, a repaired crack to the right of the trigger, and a repaired split at the wrist. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500
   LOT 317
Revolutionary War Era “US” Surcharged Maryland Committee of Safety Attributed
Flintlock Musket - NSN, 75 cal., 42 inch round bbl., brown finish, walnut stock. Brown
Bess Maryland Committee of Safety attributed muskets were assembled using imported locks and barrels. Features
brass furniture similar to a British Brown Bess musket, a 42 inch barrel, and a wrist escutcheon secured by a wood screw, which
is considered a distinguishing feature of these early Maryland-attributed muskets. Raised letters “ICI” in a sunken rectangle on the lock
between the frizzen spring, with a “US” (measures approximately 1/4” in height, possibly stamped in the post-Revolutionary War era) stamped on top
of the breech and a mark resembling an inverted “V” within the arms of a larger “V” stamped at the left quarter of the breech, and a “D” stamped in the stock behind the trigger guard tang. Information on these Maryland Committee of Safety muskets can be found on pages 114-116 of the book “American
Military Shoulder Arms Volume I” by George D. Moller, pages 110-111 of the book “The History of Weapons of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann, and page 161 of the book “Muskets of the Revolution” by Bill Ahearn.
CONDITION: Very good plus, exhibiting smooth brown patina with some scattered light surface corrosion, and defined markings. One of the screw heads on the buttplate is deformed. The brass fittings exhibit an attractive golden aged patina. Stock is fine with defined edges, some scattered light dents and scratches, a crack ahead of the rear lock screw, a hairline crack between the lock and barrel tang, a few small minor cracks and some chips around the buttplate, and a few discreet filled in areas. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500

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