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Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket
Item #: AA2357
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This is a Model 1861 rifle musket manufactured by the Springfield Armory of Massachusetts. The overall length of the weapon is 56" with a barrel length of 40". This old war horse of the Union Infantry has no traces of the national bright finish on the barrel, or anywhere else for that matter. This one is a true, out of the attic, unmolested Civil War long gun that hasn't had a screw turned on it in ages. The bore has no visible rifling, gauges out at .62 caliber and has light rust throughout. The original two leaf rear sight is still present as well as the pinched front sight. The barrel proof markings of V/P/Eagle Head are faint, but visible. There is considerable pin pricking and pitting at the bolster and breech. The clean out screw for the bolster is present and not buggered up. The lockplate and hammer have the same dark patina as the barrel. The lockplate is stamped with an eagle forward of the hammer and U.S./SPRINGFIELD ahead of the eagle. To the rear of the hammer is the date, 1861. The mechanics are sound, with the hammer locking up in half and full cock. The nose cap, trigger guard, barrel bands, sling swivel and butt plate all have the matching dark patina of the barrel as well. All three barrel bands are stamped with a U, the butt plate US stamp is no longer visible. A swelled, tulip head ramrod came with the gun, complete with the threads. The stock shows heavy use with bumps and bruises from the nose cap to the butt plate, but with no wood loss. The wood has also taken on a dark appearance. There is no doubt this early war Springfield, the standard issue weapon of the Union, has been together for many, many years. I have no doubt this one saw the elephant.
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Your Price $1,450.00 USD