Here's a great, very usable Springfield M1840 with an interesting bit of history. I purchased this musket from a Michigan-based collector who had obtained it from a local church youth group which had brought the musket back with them from a mission trip to Brooklyn, New York; where it had been found in the rafters of a church ceiling. The purchaser of the musket researched the various markings found on the stock and found that it was very likely issued to the 48th New York Volunteer Regiment; making this musket a very cool piece of Civil War History. He was nice enough to provide me with a full write-up of his findings, along with a photograph of the church where the musket was found - both of these documents are included with the sale of this musket.
The musket itself is in good shape with some obvious wear and tear from service. Like most M1840's it was converted to percussion using the Belgian, or "cone-in-barrel" method.
The lock is in great shape with a nice, patina and good, legible stamps. The lock holds solid on both full and half cock.
The stock is very sound with no major damage. The barrel is full length and features great stamps. The "bolster" around the nipple is in good shape, without any of the major pitting or corrosion seen on other conversion muskets. The bore is a bit rough with some areas of scattered pitting.
All the furniture is original including the ramrod.
This musket also includes an original bayonet which fits well and matches perfectly in terms of condition.