1861 Springfield Rifled Musket - 1861 Dated, Model 1861 Springfield - Bold markings present on the lockplate of "1861" and "U.S. / Springfield". Stock bears a pair of cartouches including "E.S.A." Erskin S. Allin. Only 33,572 were produced in 1861, representing a very small portion of the total M-1861 production at the arsenal and an even smaller percentage of overall rifle musket production in the United States during the American Civil War. The lock is clearly dated 1861 in a horizontal line to the rear of the hammer, and is stamped with the spread-winged American eagle forward of the hammer, and U.S. /SPRINGFIELD in two horizontal lines below the bolster.
Inventory Number: RIF 026