U.S. Springfield Model 1863

.58 caliber. 40" octagon to round barrel length. SN: NSN. Single shot percussion rifle with flip up leaf sights and a blade front sight. Bright metal finish and case hardened lock, with a plain straight grip full stock. Features three barrel bands and trigger guard sling swivel. Item also has a metal buttplate and forend cap, with cone tip metal ramrod. Markings include "WHW" carved to buttstock, and a weak "{Springfield Eagle head}" to top left side of barrel. Lockplate is marked "1863" to rear, and "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" with a patriotic eagle in front of lever. Buttplate is marked "U.S." to heel. Front barrel band is marked with a "U". This item is an 1863 variation of a U.S. Springfield Model 1861, and does not have barrel band springs. 


Fair to good. Bright finish is in good condition with some light brown patina and scattered pitting overall. Wood stock has darkened and has several minor to moderate losses on both sides of butt and forearm. Case hardened finish is very weak and lightly pitted or with surface oxidation. Barrel bands come loose with relative ease. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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