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1804 dated Springfield M1795 Type I
« on: April 06, 2020, 11:51:45 PM »
This 1804 dated musket has all of the changes to some of the lock components developed in 1802, '03, &'04.

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Re: Springfield flint musket
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2020, 02:19:28 PM »
Were the 1808's made  light and more petite for our indian allies? Or was that
another model.
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Re: Springfield flint musket
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2020, 03:02:03 PM »
Mike,

In 1807, Springfield designed a light weight shorter 33-3/4 inch long smoothbore longarm termed "Indian Carbine" by collectors. The barrel was pin fastened and the lock was proportionately smaller. They were manufactured beginning in 1808. Finding an original flint survivor is extremely rare. Reconverted specimens in very good condition can sell for over $5000. Some collectors and researchers call them Model 1807 Carbines. Springfield inventory reports list them as "Carbines".

Some may have been altered in 1830 for cadet use at West Point. There are specimens extant with the stock shortened at the muzzle and a bayonet stud mounted on the top of the barrel.

I did not cover these in my book as they are not considered Infantry Muskets.

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Re: 1804 dated Springfield M1795 Type I
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 10:14:00 PM »
This 1804 dated musket has all of the changes to some of the lock components developed in 1802, '03, &'04.

Kent
I do not know why these photos disappeared from the original post.





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