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By 1805 Springfield had been making the model 1795 musket for nearly 10 years and Harpers Ferry for at least 6, so there were thousands of new US manufacture muskets available by 1805, as well as thousands more of the contract muskets of 1794 and 1798. Hence, it would be VERY unlikely that US troops were armed with anything other than muskets made by or under contract to the US. Regular troops would probably been armed with armory made guns, either Springfield or Harpers Ferry. Illustrations of the early types of Springfield muskets can be found in Bob Reilly's United States Martial Flintlocks and in vol. 2 of George Moller's work on US flint long arms. (The earliest 1795 muskets were near duplicates of the French model of 1768, with the same elaborate iron flash pan.)

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