The ’61 Springfield Rifle Musket

Strong right arm of the infantry. Federal infantrymen were armed mainly with the Springfield rifle musket, Model 1861, or variants of this model, i.e., the Model 1863 or 1864 rifle musket. If you have a “Civil War musket” in your collection, it very probably is a “Springfield” of this model; if not, you probably have … Continue reading The ’61 Springfield Rifle Musket