Muzzleldrs Need help authenticating 1861 Springfield

Joined
Aug 29, 2019
According to the Rules for Dismounting the Rifle Musket, the "U" on the bands is to indicate the upper side in assembling. The marks on the barrel sides indicate to me that the barrel was placed in a vice or pipe wrench probably to remove the breech. With a little TLC it will be a keeper.
 

OldSarge79

Corporal
Joined
Jul 12, 2017
Location
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Is there by chance a letter stamped on the underside of the stock, forward of the trigger guard (A, F, Q, T or Z)?
This would indicate a Confederate arsenal repaired musket.

Others would know value on your gun better than me, but I would estimate in the $1,000 range. A fair bit more if it turns out to be Confederate.
 

James N.

Colonel
Forum Host
Annual Winner
Featured Book Reviewer
Joined
Feb 23, 2013
Location
East Texas
Does anyone know the approximate value of this firearm in its current condition?
… Others would know value on your gun better than me, but I would estimate in the $1,000 range. A fair bit more if it turns out to be Confederate.
I paid less than that for the Muir I pictured. I'd guess more in the $500 - 750 range.
 

Similar threads

Top