No Springfield Model Rifle Musket Regulation

Changes from Model 1861: — the end of the muzzle is slightly countersunk to prevent damage from bruises; cone seat improved; hammer of revised form; lock plate casehardened in colors; band springs omitted, and bands of different form held in place by the grip afforded by adjustment screws; swell omitted from ramrod; improved rear sight; bands, swivels and trigger heat blued on some and on others the blued pieces were the cone, screws and sights.

The specimen shown is marked " Springfield 1863/' Its length is 56 inches; length of barrel 40 inches; calibre, grooves and pitch unchanged. Weight without bayonet 8 pounds 10 ounces.

In this model the general features of the Model 1861 Colt pattern were followed.

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