I just bought an 1842 Springfield .69 caliber musket. The lockplate and barrel are marked 1845 and the barrel is marked V P/eagle head. The stock is in great condition and has what looks like 3 cartouches on the flat opposit the lock, hard to tell what they are as the stock is covered in varnish.
The thumb piece is broken off the top of the hammer and the hammer screw is missing the head.
The middle band with the sling swivel looks like it may be a replacement or has been polished.
Anyone know where I can get a replacement hammer and screw, preferably original, and a replacement ramrod?
I know jack about these old muskets. Hope I didn't get burned too badly. I paid $325.00 for the musket, hope I didn't get burned too badly. Sorry, no pictures.