Posted 8 years ago
This is my 1863 Springfield Civil War rifle, it would have fired the 58cal minnie ball. This model is the Type II and was the last of the percussion rifles made. An original from the Springfield factory. On the stock there is a carving "PA" not sure what that refers to, state or initials of owner and not sure when done. I also have a newer spare barrel that I can swap out and use for live firing. For now I take it on Gettysburg Battlefield when I go out in uniform, it is great talking piece and attracts lots of attention and photo opps! Most people have not been that close to one and are amazed at its weight and length. I am very proud to own it. We could do with a new category for militiria/civil war.