US MODEL 1864 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET DATED 1864

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Item Code: 2020-99

This Civil War longarm is a .58 Caliber “Springfield” Model 1863 type 2 or Model 1864 single shot muzzle loader in complete, nice condition. The Springfield M1863/64 musket was a government arsenal product from the Springfield Arsenal in Massachusetts. Over two hundred and fifty thousand longarms were produced for the US Ordnance Dept. during the American Civil War. Barrel exterior has been cleaned and exhibits a semi-gray/bright finish. Smooth surface, except very minor peppering to the breech area around nipple. Rifling strong cleaned with minor areas of pitting. Breech marks visible “VP” with eagle breech date “1864” Typical flip up leaf rear sight, single edge front blade. Lockplate cleaned exhibits light peppering to lock surface with age spots “1864” near date. Front lock marking typical American winged spread Eagle forward “US/Springfield.” Eagle on holster and lockplate markings sharp. All three barrels are presently marked with letter “U.” Both sling swivels present.

Mechanics sharp and crisp. Ramrod full length with “thread.” Iron buttplate and trigger wand lightly cleaned original. Dark walnut stock with minor “dings” otherwise sharp edges around lock and cheek plate areas. Two government armory inspector stamps. Sharp and crisp front of stock, near buttplate is a small brass decorative inlaid. A completely original Civil War firearm, lightly cleaned metal.  [ws]

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