I have an original 1851 dated Springfield musketoon for sale. I don't know much about original firearms but I will try to tell you as much as I can about this one. It is in superb condition. The stock is in excellent shape. The metal has some light surface rust but this can easily be taken off. I put the ramrod down the barrel and it sounds very clean. The action is very tight and crisp. All markings are clearly stamped. I don't think the ramrod is original to the gun. It looks like it is a ramrod for a earlier style gun. The nipple may need to be replaced in order to fire. This gun is completely serviceable and you should be able to fire it with no problems. I'm asking $1500 shipped.
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Serious inquiries only please. I will accept money orders and Paypal (please add 3% to cover their fees). I will only ship within the lower 48 CONUS. Thank you for your interest.