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May 18, 2010, 05:05 PM
Here's my replica Springfield 1861.




These things are lots of fun.

May 18, 2010, 07:17 PM
Sure is pretty.

I've been wanting one for ever....

How does it shoot?

May 18, 2010, 07:24 PM
Right handsome Snub357. Thanks for sharin'.

May 18, 2010, 07:27 PM
Shoots straight. Makes lots of smoke. Big fun.

May 18, 2010, 07:32 PM
They always look so solid and beautiful. It's a classic!:)

May 18, 2010, 07:39 PM
Solid and heavy.

May 18, 2010, 08:28 PM
Very nice! What do you stuff down that barrel?

May 18, 2010, 08:33 PM
A 560gr TC Maxi-Hunter over 100gr of Triple Seven 2F is a lot of fun to shoot, and gives about 1350 fps, and a lot of WHOMP! Thats a hunting load.

Sometimes just some 410gr mini and a 80gr, gives about the same fps.

Triple Seven is a lot easier to clean up after than black powder.

4V50 Gary
May 18, 2010, 08:59 PM
Looks nice. You're ready to answer to Father Abraham's call (or fight off those Yankee Vandals).

I don't know why, but the 1861 and its hardware should be made of stainless steel.

May 18, 2010, 09:07 PM
That is stainless. Doesn't show up real bright in the pics. It is a satin finished stainless.


4V50 Gary
May 22, 2010, 12:46 PM
Snub357, who made your Springfield?

May 22, 2010, 12:59 PM
I think Armi Sport. All it says on it is "Italy".

May 26, 2010, 03:56 AM
Been wanting one of these for a long time...

Yours aint helping.

The hardware is stainless? I thought ive heard people complaining about is rusting quickly...

May 26, 2010, 04:18 AM
My Armi sport 1861 is just polished steel, never heard of a stainless one. Could be something new?

May 26, 2010, 09:06 AM
Watching the picture i can think it's an Euroarms, the Armisport have bright barrel, the satin finish is tipically of Euroarms production, also the wood working around the lock, the wood grain and the color make me think at EA.
Look at the rear tang of the trigger guard, my be there is a small mark.

May 26, 2010, 11:18 AM
That is pretty.
I love the Civil War guns.

May 26, 2010, 11:28 AM
All that is on the tang is a very small Made in Italy.

May 27, 2010, 01:25 AM
Other difference between euroarms and armisport is the barrel, armisport made the barrel making a forged upset were is machined the nipple bolt, and the breech is close by a threaded plug with the tang, euroarms made barrel in three pieces, the tang, the section with nipple , and the barrel, so with a carefully inspection you can see where the part are screwed, not easy to see because are machined toghether after screwing.
If the barrel doesn't show any proof mark or serial number may be this musket is "defarbed", you buy it new or used?

May 27, 2010, 03:20 AM
I have a 58 cal 3 band enfield and I just love it. Kills on one end and cripples on the other.

May 27, 2010, 06:17 AM
It has a serial and a proof mark on the left rear of the barrel.

May 27, 2010, 08:42 AM
Independence Day is coming, and with it, the annual Firing of the Relic. This year, I'll have somebody take pictures.


The first shot always gets the neighbors to scurry out to see who's attacking!