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Model 1842 Springfield with 9th Massachusetts Identification

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
214
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Model 1842 Springfield with 9th Massachusetts Identification, c. 1849, walnut stock, carved on the left side of the butt J.Mc.G. 9th MASS./C.K 9thMV, with a light cartouche near the sideplate, on the right side of the butt is carved a small A.N., steel fittings, tail of the lockplate marked SPRING/FIELD/1849, barrel lg. 42, overall lg. 58 in.

Note: With this musket is a note that reads "THIS MUSKET CARRIED AND USED BY:/JOHN MC GOWAN, CO "K" 9TH MASS VOL. FROM 1862-1864./BORN IN SCOTLAND, ENLISTED 25 AUG '62 AT AGE 43./OCCUPATION GARDENER, RESIDENCE BOSTON. MUSTERED/ IN 25 AUG '62 FOR 2 YRS. WOUNDED 5 MAY '64 AT/ WILDERNESS, VA. MUSTERED OUT 21 JUNE 1864."

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter F. Frazier and M. Prudence Fleck.
Estimate $900-1,100

Some dings and nicks in stock, barrel looks to be period-replaced.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Massachusetts, steel fittings, RESIDENCE BOSTON, GARDENER, SCOTLAND, WILDERNESS, Virginia, M. Prudence Fleck, Peter F. Frazier