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militaryclark
June 14, 2012, 09:58 PM
Hello all,
I was given a caplock style firearm. On the right side of hammer is a "U.S. Eagle" and the words U.S. Springfield. On the left of the hammer are the numbers / year "1864". Could anyone tell me more about this? It's in bad shape and I'm not looking to sell it just want to know more. Thanks in advance.

sgms
June 14, 2012, 10:40 PM
Pictures would help in a good ID, but with the information you have supplied it is probably a union issued rifle from the civil war.

Jim Watson
June 14, 2012, 11:46 PM
Sounds like a Springfield Rifle Musket, Model of 1963, Type II, Flayderman 9A-341; as made in 1864. About a half a million of these were made, 1863-1865, to arm Union forces in the Civil War.