Fine and Rare U.S. Model 1830 Springfield Armory Flintlock Cadet Musket, Dated 1830, with Bayonet...
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Fine and Rare U.S. Model 1830 Springfield Armory Flintlock Cadet Musket, Dated 1830, with Bayonet...

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Fine and Rare U.S. Model 1830 Springfield Armory Flintlock Cadet Musket, Dated 1830, with Bayonet...
Fine and Rare U.S. Model 1830 Springfield Armory Flintlock Cadet Musket, Dated 1830, with Bayonet. Serial no. 12, .54 cal. smoothbore, 40-1/4" round barrel marked "P[in cartouche]/[eagle head]/V" on side of barrel breech. Barrel tang dated "1830." Lockplate marked forward of hammer with American eagle and shield motif over "US." Tail of lock marked vertically "SPRING/FIELD/1830." Varnished walnut stock, without marking on side opposite lock. Small "C" stamped on front triggerguard tang. Heel of buttplate marked "US." Brown finish on all steel parts, with case-hardened lock. Triggerguard sling swivel with small brass identification tag of Steve D'Arrigo marked "32." Angular socket bayonet measuring 18-7/8", marked "US/EE" on blade and "16" on socket. This example designed for cadet use at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, was approved by the Secretary of War. Only 307 were produced, 153 of them with the 40-1/4" barrel. (Stephen D'Arrigo Jr. Collection)Condition: Very good. Gray patina to steel with scattered oxidation. Traces brown and case-hardened finish. Stock with moderate nicks, the varnish finish likely from period of use. Bayonet with gray and brown patina.