View Full Version : Table of Changes Made in the Springfield Rifle-Musket, From 1855 to 1873
03-28-2008, 07:04 PM
I was cleaning out the library and stumbled across this pamphlet. Thought it may be of use to some of you, or at least a nice reference to keep on hand. It's titled Table of Changes Made in the Springfield Rifle-Musket, From 1855 to 1873. and is from the National Armory in Springfield, Mass. As listed on the inside it is a "table showing changes that have been made in the Springfield rifle-musket, from 1855 to 1873, and what part of one model is interchangeable with a similar part of another."
06-24-2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks for posting!
Claude Fuller used that table in his book on Rifled Muskets. Fuller excluded the front page did not reference it, so I always wondered about its origin. I wish it had been dated also!
One of the most important things to gleen from it is the US Govt's nomenclature of Model 1863 and Model 1864. Most modern collector's guides refer to these as the Model 1863 Type I and Model 1863 Type II.
This is almost like the modern termenology of the Model 1816 when the Govt called it the Model 1822.
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