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Offline WESTbury

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Springfield Armory 1812 Pattern Type III Flintlock Musket
« on: July 24, 2020, 02:56:42 PM »
This 1816 dated musket employs the third style barrel bands and location of the band retaining springs. Most collectors refer to these muskets as the Model 1812 Type III.

This type of band spring, forward of the rear and mid barrel bands was used on all subsequent long arms produced at Springfield, except for the Model 1863 Rifle Musket and Krag rifles, until the end of Model 1903 Rifle production.

For more info on the TypeIII see my articles in Man at Arms Magazine Vol 40 # 4, Arms Heritage Magazine June 2017, or pages 42 to 67 of Springfield Armory Infantry Muskets 1795-1844.











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Offline Clark Badgett

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Re: Springfield Armory 1812 Pattern Type III Flintlock Musket
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 08:11:08 PM »
Keep em coming. These old muskets just donít get enough love
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Re: Springfield Armory 1812 Pattern Type III Flintlock Musket
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 09:57:25 PM »
Clark--There will be plenty more.

If you want to see what will be coming, check out Dennis Glazener's 8-01-19 post of my book, in the Recent Books section of the Forum.
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Re: Springfield Armory 1812 Pattern Type III Flintlock Musket
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 01:30:34 AM »
Sir, I have your book. I burn the covers off of it enough.  ;D  It is currently my biggest aid in my Charleville project, and will be used for any future muskets I either build or improve.

Any future works in progress by any chance?
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Re: Springfield Armory 1812 Pattern Type III Flintlock Musket
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 04:16:42 AM »
Clark--I'm gratified that you find the book useful. My main goal in writing the book and incorporating so many detailed photographs and descriptions was to get info out there concerning these muskets, that had not been discussed in other books or lightly touched upon at best.

Man at Arms Magazine just published Part III of my Springfield Armory Musket Evolution series. I have one more article in the que but it pertains to the Allin Conversions not my main obsession, flint muskets.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

Kent
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