Please check out my website at newmarketarms.com FIRST for this and other antique military firearms...
Please check out my website at newmarketarms.com FIRST for this and other antique military firearms.See Photos HereThis is an original and very fine condition Springfield Armory Model 1842 Musket that was manufactured in 1848.The Model 1842 design was based on the previous Model 1840 Flintlock Musket design with changes from flintlock to percussion ignition. The story of the Model 1842 Percussion Musket begins in 1841 when the Chief of Ordnance instructed Springfield Armory to develop a new percussion system based on the Model 1840 but using the Model 1841 percussion system. The resulting arm,..
This is a very rare, correct and desirable WWII Colt Commercial/Military Model 1911A1 Pistol that wa..
This is a very rare, correct and desirable WWII Colt Commercial/Military Model 1911A1 Pistol that was originally a Commercial Government Model with the rare Swartz Safety and which was converted to an Army Model 1911A1 at the Colt plant in Hartford in late 1942. Only about 6,575 of these rare WWII Colt variants were manufactured during a very limited run from October to December 1942.The WWII Colt Commercial/Military Model 1911A1 resulted in October 1942 from Colt’s inability to complete its Ordnance Department contracts with newly-manufactured 1911A1 components. Colt actually continued manufa..