Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1144: U.S. Civil War Springfield Model 1863 Rifle Musket

Auction Date: September 12, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

U.S. Civil War Springfield Model 1863 Rifle Musket

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1863
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright/casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 133
Class: Antique

The Model 1863s have screw tightened barrel bands rather than band springs securing the barrel bands. Unlike the Model 1855 and Model 1861 rifle-muskets, it also has a more streamlined hammer. This assembled example is dated "1864" on the lock and remarked "1865" on the barrel, but otherwise has the standard markings and features.

Rating Definition:

Very good as assembled with 60% case colors on the replaced lock, fairly bright barrel and furniture with some light brown patina and minor oxidation/pitting, distinct cartouches, and mild dings and scratches on the metal and fine, reoiled wood. Mechanically fine.

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