Springfield Flintlock Muskets in this condition are about impossible to find. This is the best one I've ever offered, and ever seen for an 1816. It's dated 1830 and retains 98% original brown lacquer finish to the barrel, mottled case-colors to its original flintlock, and excellent wood. The gun shows no use or carry and has just aged from time. All markings, edges, action and cartouches are near perfect. Almost 70,000 of these muskets were manufactured by the Springfield and Harpers Ferry arsenals from 1816 through 1840. Most of these were converted during the Civil War. To find a survivor in original flintlock is a tough nut to crack but here one is, like a big old Brazil-nut. This is an investment quality gun and comes with an original bayonet.