Does anyone know how to research a "1864 Springfield Armory" .58 cal. musket? Is it possible to determine if it was ever used in battle; where, etc.? Since it has no serial number, I suspect not. However, it would be fascinating to learn. My father purchased it from an old gentleman in his neighborhood in the 1930s for fifty-cents. This old fellow had an assortment of antique arms. Several flintlocks, and other "muskets." My Dad could only scrape together the half a buck. His pal bought the flintlocks. I used to fire caps (toy.) on it as a kid. What would one expect to pay for a Springfield Armory 1864 musket in probably only "fair" condition? I think it has been insured for many years for a thousand dollars. Any input would be interesting.Thank you. I'm a new member here, my computer has been down since February. This seems to be a great place to "hang out."