Title: Model 1861 U.S. Percussion Rifle-Musket, Springfield, Dated 1862
.58-Caliber Single Shot Muzzleloader, 40” Barrel
Measurement: Overall length: 56"; barrel length: 40"
Material: Walnut stock
Condition: Fine example, Sharp edges, good wood, bright finish, typical
markings; inspector’s marks, tight and smooth action; good bore.
Rear sight is blued and in fine condition.
Additional Information: This .58 caliber rifle musket with a good bore was produced at
Springfield and is marked on the lockplate with an eagle in the center, “U.S. /
SPRINGFIELD” beneath the nipple bolster and “1862” horizontally behind the cock. The
barrel (before breech tang) is dated “1862” and has the “V/P/Eagle Head” marks on the
lower left of the barrel. The “ESA” cartouche on the left flat of the stock for Erskine
Selucca Allin who indicated his acceptance of a completed rifle by the imprint on the