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Old June 14, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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U.S. Springfield 1864

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.
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Old June 14, 2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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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.
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Old June 14, 2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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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.
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