SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET TYPE 2 DATED 1864 – REPRODUCTION RAMROD

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Item Code: G3656

The barrel of this weapon has been lightly cleaned and shows only light mottling. There is no pitting. The front sight is present at the muzzle. Rear sight has both flip up leaves instead of just a single leaf. The left flat of the breech is strongly stamped with “VP” and an eaglehead while the top of the breech is stamped “1864.” The eagle on the bolster is strong. Nipple shows light wear. Bore is spotted with dirt but with good rifling. A good scrubbing may clean it up.

The lockplate matches the rest of the iron on the weapon with a lightly cleaned and lightly mottled surface. Lock has a strong stamping of a spread-winged eagle and “US” over “SPRINGFIELD” forward of the hammer with “1864” stamped behind it. Action is stiff but works properly. Lockplate screws and hammer screw show light wear.

The wood stock is in overall good condition. The flat opposite the lock shows a faint cartouche with hints of a second one above it. There are some minor dings and dents from age and storage. There is a short closed crack approx. 0.75 of an inch long running rearward from the top lock screw. Also, running forward from the front edge of the lock is another closed crack approx. 3.00 inches long. These are minor and hardly visible.

The iron buttplate, triggerguard and barrel bands match the barrel surface. The buttplate has a crisp “US” stamped on the tang while each band has a fair to good “U” stamping. The bands are held in place by band springs which is correct for the Type 2.  Both sling swivels are present.

Ramrod is a reproduction but is the correct straight shanked tulip head type with threaded tip.

Weapon will display well.  [ad]

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