I picked up this nice Model 1816 Springfield Musket at a local gun show. It is a 69 cal. smooth bore. It has a 1841 manufacture date on the lock plate. Originally this musket would have been a flint lock, but it has been converted to percussion cap sometime before the war. Most conversions on these military issued muskets were made in the 1840’s. It makes them a lot more dependable. This musket has had the barrel shortened, which was pretty common back then and after the war. Shortening the barrel turned it into a great shotgun. I still fire this gun today.