SPRINGFIELD M1863, TYPE II, RIFLE MUSKET, DATED 1863

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Item Code: 1099-21

This Civil War longarm is a .58 caliber Springfield Model 1863, Type II, single-shot muzzleloader. This M1863 musket was a government arsenal product from Springfield, Massachusetts. Over two hundred fifty thousand such weapons were produced for the U.S. Ordnance Department during 1864-1865. Often known as the “model 1864” because of production in 1864-65.

All gunmetal has matching pewter/gray color and a similar lightly pitted surface condition with the exception of the case-hardened lock and hammer. They are cleaner and free of pitting.

The lock plate is stamped with the date of manufacture (1864) behind the hammer. An eagle over “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD” are stamped in front of the hammer. A portion of the eagle and a few letters in “SPRINGFIELD” are worn. The distinctive “S” shaped hammer with its beveled edges has the same smooth patina as the rest of the lock plate. Bolster shows no remaining signs of the eagle motif. Breech area and bolster are heavily pitted with no date stamp visible on top of breech. The “VP” on the left facet is visible amid pitting. Original sights on the barrel; flip-up rear sight and combination bayonet lug/blade sight at muzzle.

Mechanics remain crisp and strong. Bore is dark with scattered patches of pitting; good rifling. This version of the rifle musket was produced with barrel band springs. A heavily modified ramrod is with the musket. The butt plate is stamped “US”.

Black walnut stock has nice color and has a few of the usual dings and scratches normally found on weapons of this age.  Very faint government inspector cartouche remains on left flat.

A Springfield type II rifle-musket.  [jet] [ph:L]

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