CONFEDERATE “CAPTURED & COLLECTED” M-1861 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1863

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Item Code: 528-13

Here is a complete Model 1861 Springfield rifle musket. It is dated 1863 and was a product of the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts.

This is an example of one of these guns that was captured or collected by CS Ordnance teams or civilians and placed into the Confederate cleaning and repair (“C&R”) system for reissue to Confederate troops. Some 250,000 firearms are estimated to have gone through this process with the work being done at Danville, Staunton, Lynchburg, or Richmond. This rifle bears a CS final inspector’s stamp, “&”. The identity of this individual inspector is unknown.

All gun metal on this rifle has matching moderate to heavy wear, surface pitting, and dark color. The 40” long barrel has the original two-leaf rear sight and small blade front sight. Barrel has slightly heavier surface pitting around the breech and bolster. The V P [eagle head] are the only barrel markings still visible. Bore is dirty but has rifling remaining amid the dirt and oxidation.

The spread-winged eagle motif is visible on the lock plate between the hammer and bolster. Under the bolster is “US / SPRINGFIELD”.  Behind the hammer is the date, “1863”. Mechanics are crisp and strong.

Butt plate is heavily pitted, obliterating the “US”. Swelled shank, tulip-head steel ramrod is present. Barrel bands, sling swivels, etc. are all present and in matching color and condition.

Black walnut stock is in good condition overall. No inspector cartouches are visible. There are no cracks and only the usual wear from use and storage is seen. Wood retains an attractive color and finish. The Confederate inspection stamp, a “&”, is well worn but visible just in front of the trigger guard tang.

This is a Springfield musket that was captured and inspected and reissued by the Confederacy.  [jet] [PH:L]

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