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1988.8.1508
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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1988.8.1508 | 1839 | L: 57.75 in, Barrel length: 38 in, H: 7.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This is a U.S. Model 1816 musket of the type made after 1821 (rear sling swivel on front bow of trigger guard). It was altered to a breech-loader by the Morse system. Model 1816 muskets already altered from flintlock to percussion were used for this breech-loading alteration. It was patented by George W. Morse, Oct. 28, 1856 (Patent No. 15995) and altered at Springfield and Harpers Ferry Armories about 1860-1861; approximately 600 were altered. The alteration consisted of machining out a section of the breech of the barrel and installing a pivoting type breechblock. The Morse was the first U.S. shoulder arm made to fire a metallic cartridge containing its own primer. Morse cartridges were covered by two patents, No. 20214 and 20727. Morse had lived in East Baton Rouge, LA. In 1861 he returned to the South where he had charge of the manufacturing of small arms ammunition for the Confederate government at several locations. At Greenville, S.C. he made about 1000 carbines of this type for the Confederate Army. | on lock: SPRING/FIELD/1839 U.S. (under eagle) [on brass pan plug:] 23 [right side of barrel:] 23 [front two barrel bands:] S [rear barrel band:] R [front trigger guard tang:] CB [rear trigger guard tang:] B [on butt plate:] US [on lock screws plate:] S [stamped in wood behind trigger guard:] I.F.W. (inside circle;) AH (inspector's initials) [stamped in wood on left side of stock:] (inside circle;) ET and EW (Inspector's initials) | A: gun B: ram rod; Made in 1839, altered in 1860. | Model 1816 U.S. Contract Musket, adapted to Morse's breech loading system | .69 smoothbore | not serially numbered | 1988.8.1508v1.jpg | 1988.8.1508v2.jpg | firearm | wood | steel | brass | musket | Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A.

1988.8.1504
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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1988.8.1504 | 1873 | L: 40.5 in, Barrel length: 22 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | top of barrel: R [left side of barrel:] V/P/(eagle head)/P (proofmarks) | See Winchester Arms Collection Catalog for information on this firearm. | .45-70 gov | 1988.8.1504v1.jpg | 1988.8.1504v2.jpg | carbine | bolt action | self-contained metallic cartridge | single shot | firearm | breech loading | wood | steel | Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A.

2007.14.26
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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2007.14.26 | 1874 | L: 41.25 in, Barrel length: 22 in, H: 8.125 in, weight: 7.2 lbs | The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe. | Firearm / Carbine - Single shot - Breech loading - Hinging block. U.S. Springfield Carbine, Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA. Model: 1873, Serial Number: 38050, .45-70 Govt., 1874. Blued steel w/ stock of American black walnut - Brass tack decorations on stock. | U.S. Springfield Carbine Model 1873 | .45-70 Govt | 38050 | 2007.14.26v1.jpg | 2007.14.26v2.jpg | firearm | brass | steel | walnut | wood | carbine | Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A.

1988.8.1549
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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1988.8.1549 | 1853 | L: 41 in, Barrel length: 26 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This U.S. Model 1847 musketoon was originally a Cavalry type which was altered to artillery use, 1855-1860, when the Cavalry received the New Model 1855 and Sharps carbines. Alterations were probably also made for artillery use during the Civil War. | on lock: SPRING/FIELD/1853 U.S. (under eagle) [on top of barrel:] V/P (eagle head) (proofmarks) [on upper tang:] 1851 [on butt plate:] U.S. [on front barrel band:] 7 [stamped in wood on left side of stock:] 7 | A: gun B: ram rod | Springfield U.S. Model 1847 Artillery Musketoon | .69 ML | 1988.8.1549v2.jpg | 1988.8.1549v1.jpg | firearm | steel | brass | wood | musketoon | Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A.

1988.8.1486
Springfield Armory, Springfi...
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1988.8.1486 | 1861-1865 | L: 56 in, Barrel length: 36.75 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This is a Model 1861 Springfield rifle-musket which has been converted to a cartridge breech-loader by the Peabody system, c. 1867. It is believed the alteration was made by the Providence Tool Company under contract using H.O. Peabody's Patent 72076 of December 1867. | left side of receiver: PEABODY'S PAT. JULY 22, 1872/MAN'F'D BY PROVIDENCE TOOL CO./PROV. R.I. [on lock:] 1862 U.S./SPRINGFIELD (eagle head) [on butt plate:] U.S./26 [on rear tang of trigger guard:] 27 [on all three barrel bands:] (horseshoe)/27 [stamped in wood on bottom of stock behind trigger guard:] J.P. [stamped in wood on left side of stock:] (inside rectangle;) HSH (and;) ESA (inspector's initials) | With Peabody cartridge conversion in 1865. A: gun B: ram rod | Springfield U.S. Model 1861 | .58 | 1988.8.1486v1.jpg | 1988.8.1486v2.jpg | firearm | iron | walnut | steel | rifle | Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A.