Recent Find 1864 Springfield info required

FredK1

Cadet
Joined
Sep 12, 2021
Picked up this marked 1864 Springfield with a US marked shoulder plate. The barrel is 42 inches long with gold leaf. Is this real or a reproduction? Any info appreciated - Thanks Fred
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tbuckley

Sergeant
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
The only things that I can see that are Springfield are the lockplate and the cut-down stock and barrel band.
 

14NYSM

Cadet
Joined
Sep 18, 2021
Most importantly, are there any proof marks on the barrel? Have you dismounted it? Is it still .58 caliber? the barrel looks European to me.
 

FredK1

Cadet
Joined
Sep 12, 2021
Hi thank you all for your review. There are no proof Marks on the 42 inch long barrel. I have included a rear view of the lock plate.

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bayonet

Corporal
Joined
Nov 7, 2012
Fred when you say "picked up" I hope means you didn't spend too much money on that or got it for free?
 

tbuckley

Sergeant
Joined
Jul 13, 2015
I have no idea where the barrel was made, but it's not a Springfield. I suspect it may be from the Middle-East or Afghanistan but that's just a guess. The hammer is from a civilian rifle or shotgun.
 
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