Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3177: Civil War U.S. Springfield 1861 Percussion Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Exceptional Documented Civil War U.S. Springfield Model 1861 Percussion Rifle-Musket with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Exceptional Documented Civil War U.S. Springfield Model 1861 Percussion Rifle-Musket with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1861
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 110
Class: Antique
Description:

The Springfield Armory Model 1861 rifle-musket is described on p. 287-290 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume III", and this rifle is featured on p. 287-288. The Springfield Model 1861 rifle-musket was the primary weapon used by the Union infantry during the Civil War. This example is dated "1862" on the lock and barrel and has standard markings. Two circled script inspection cartouches are marked on the left stock flat. A "GDM" collection marked is at the toe. Includes US socket bayonet and period leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, armory bright polished finish with some very light small patches of surface pitting on areas of the barrel, ramrod, and on the hammer. The rear sight retains 75% of its original blue finish mixed with mottled brown patina. The stock is very fine with defined edges, some occasional light scratches, handling marks, a small chip at the left behind the lock screw, and nice cartouches. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is excellent. This exceptional U.S. Springfield M1861 would fill the spot in your Civil War collection quite nicely!



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