SPRINGFIELD M1863 MUSKET DATED 1864

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Item Code: 172-3440

This Civil War musket is a .58 caliber “Springfield” Model 1863, single-shot muzzleloader in complete good condition. The Springfield M1863 musket was a government arsenal product from Springfield, Massachusetts. Over two hundred and fifty thousand such long arm weapons were produced for the US Ordnance Dept. during the war years.

All gunmetal has been cleaned and exhibits a bright gray finish. Lock plate surface shows good case colors with a smooth finish. Date “1864” stamped behind the hammer. Lock markings with the “Eagle / US” / SPRINGFIELD” are sharp and clear. The distinctive “S” shaped hammer with its chamfered, beveled edges has the same color as the rest of the lock plate. Barrel breech area bright and exhibits a small readable date “1864” on the flat. Also, the proof marks visible on the barrel facet are small and very thin. Eagle on bolster is deep.

Original nipple and rear sight are present. Mechanics are crisp and tight. Bore is dark with pitting about a third of the way down. Rifling is strong. Steel tulip-shaped ramrod is original and wears the same semi-bright finish. All barrel bands are original and secured to the stock via flat iron springs and screws. All marked with “U” on right side.

Black walnut stock surface looks to have never been cleaned. Stock is solid with no cracks or splits. Two very good government cartouche marks are visible on the side opposite the lock. Stock exhibits a number of light scratches and scuff marks overall along with minor dings and nicks.

A fine representative 1863 Springfield rifled musket of the Civil War.

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