Model 1816 U.S. Flintlock Musket
Wood, iron, brass, steel, leather
barrel length: 42 1/8 in. ( 107 cm )
Overall: 58 in. ( 147.3 cm )
Wood, iron, and brass percussion musket; bolster-type conversion to percussion system; iron furniture; button-head steel ramrod; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate and on tang of buttplate; angular iron bayonet with beak point, full face flute, and deep back flutes; stamped marks on face and socket of bayonet; triangular leather bayonet scabbard and leather sling for musket.
Gift of Ms. Alma C. Butler and Mr. Charles T. Butler
stamped: center of lockplate: "US" (eagle above mark)
stamped: tail of lockplate: "SPRING/FIELD/1831"
stamped: buttplate tang: "US"
stamped: bayonet face: "US"
stamped: bayonet socket: "F 39"
stamped: forward band: "G 93" (probably inspector's mark)
stamped: forward, middle, and rear bands: "12" (probably inspector's mark)
stamped: trigger guard: "S" (probably inspector's mark)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.