1816 springfield

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Rvojtecky1

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Hello im new. Wondering if anyone can tell me about these marks on this 1816 springfield i just had restored. Possibly a value?
 

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DStovall

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There’s a firearm identification section in this site they’ll help you there
 

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The markings on the stock are from a previous owner or soldier. The markings on the breech are inspector stampings. Judging by the looks of the nipple(new) someone tried firing it in recent history. I wouldn't. It's worth around $400.00, assuming the lock functions properly.
 

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"It's worth around $400.00, assuming the lock functions properly."

We all have our own opinions as to value, but I personally would buy all of those that I could get for that price. I'd take at least a dozen.
 

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Dang I was hoping it would be worth more. Its gonna make a great wall decoration. Thanks
 

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It's worth more than that. Some guys still think in terms of 1980 prices and that's not meant as an insult. It's just that they haven't kept up with the times. Something dosn't look right with how the hammer contacts the nipple though. Either the nipple was broken off and the hole was rethreaded crooked or it's the wrong hammer. Just my 2 cents worth.
 

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Just because someone lists a gun like that for, let's say, $800.00 on GB doesn't mean he's going to get it. There are a lot of 1816s out there, most of them with the Belgian percussion conversion which makes them the least desirable variant. They are generally considered not safe to shoot, if one is looking for a musket in shootable condition. Lots of N-SSA shooters shoot original 1816s with patent breech conversions. Obviously the stock is useless and less than attractive, even for a wall hanger. The ramrod is an incorrect replacement. So is the nipple with a cone that's too high, hence the nonalignment with the hammer. Given the poor exterior of the barrel, one could assume that the bore is not much better. As the gentleman noted, we all have opinions as to value. To me, it's only value is in its usable parts. I wouldn't hang it over my fireplace.
 
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