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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Springfield Armory, Springfield, MA, U.S.A. 5
Descriptions
iron 419 walnut 486 steel 2355
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1861-1865
Dimensions:
L: 56 in, Barrel length: 36.75 in, H: 8.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
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)
Remarks:
With Peabody cartridge conversion in 1865. A: gun B: ram rod
Model:
Springfield U.S. Model 1861
Caliber/Gauge:
.58
Accession Number:
1988.8.1486

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