EARL KATHAN, GUNSMITH
GUN REPAIR FOR GOOD OLD GUNS

1842 US SPRINGFIELD MUSKET


Our live firing musket features:

Barrel Length - 42"

Total Length - 58"

Length of Trigger Pull - 13 1/2"

Bore Size - .69 caliber (calibers can vary slightly)

Hand Forged Lock with One Year Warranty (parts & labor)



We accept Visa and Master cards as well as checks and Postal money orders for musket and pistol purchases.  We will accept payments through PayPal for gun smith services and other accessory items only.  Accessory items include things like bayonets, powder horns, gun socks, etc. which are in compliance with PayPal acceptable use policies.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

SHIPPING  =  $50.00  to the lower 48 states

(Other shipping services and locations are priced individually.)

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Bayonet lug underneath the barrel and trumpet shaped ramrod

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PRICING  =  This musket is priced at $550.00


All of the locks of our muskets and pistols are removed and checked for good function.  The frizzens are case hardened to ensure a nice spark and the breech is drilled with a 3/32" vent hole.


As a value added service we will "break down" the lock, polish all mated moving parts and harden the tumbler and sear for improved lock performance and reliability.  This added service is $50.00


We warranty out locks for one year parts and labor.  All you need to do is get the lock to us.  Neglect of the lock (heavy rust) and amateur tinkering will void the warranty.  Our turn around time for repair is very fast so please be sure to take advantage our our professional service.  Be sure to contact us for instructions before sending it in.



India flintlock musket and pistols are not proofed by the country of manufacture nor is there a U.S. standard for muzzle loaders to proof by.

We do offer a test firing service using a double black powder charge and a double ball load.  This is an additional service and you can read more about it on the Q & A page. $75.00


If you are not happy with your purchase you can return it postmarked within 7 days of the date you received it for a refund of the purchase price of the item returned.  Shipping costs are not refunded.


If you have any questions about our policies please feel free to ask.


Kathy and Earl Kathan

Earl Kathan Gunsmith LLC

PO Box 59

154 Black North Rd.

Acworth, NH 03601


603-835-9047

ekkathan@myfairpoint.net

This is the variant marked 1846


You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase and in compliance with your local and state laws.


This military musket pattern was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1842 and saw extensive use on both the Union and Confederate lines during the American Civil War.  While it did play a role in the Mexican War it was not as heavily used.


The 1842 U.S. Springfield was the first to be made in both the Springfield and Harper's Ferry Armories with interchangeable parts and was the last regulation .69 caliber smooth bore.