ⓘ Springfield Model 1863

                                     

ⓘ Springfield Model 1863

The Springfield Model 1863 is a.58 caliber rifled musket manufactured by the Springfield Armory between 1863 and 1865.

The model 1863 was only a minor improvement over the Springfield model 1861. As such, it is sometimes classified as just a variant of the model 1861. The model 1861, with all its variants, the most commonly used longarm in the American Civil war, with more than 700.000 production. The model 1863 also has the distinction of being the last muzzle-loading longarm produced at Springfield Armory.

The model 1863 was produced in two versions. Type I eliminated the band springs and replaced the flat ribbon barrels with oval clamping bands. It also featured a new ramrod, hardened lock, a new hammer, and a redesigned bolster the shock chamber. Some of these changes were based on the model contract, the colts 1861, known as the "Colt special". 273.265 type I variants were produced in 1863.

Type II sometimes called the model 1864, but is more often referred to simply as a variant of the model 1863. This version re-introduced band springs, replaced the clamping bands with solid oval bands, and replaced the three leaf rear sight with one sighting bar. A total of 255.040 of them were made from 1864 to 1865.

By the end of the Civil war, muzzle-loading rifles and muskets were considered obsolete. In the years after the Civil war, many of the model 1863 muskets were converted into breech-loading "the hatch for every taste". On breech-loading weapons high rate of fire three to four shots per minute for eight to ten rounds per minute. Model 1863 can be converted to breech-loading about five dollars, at a time when a new rifle will cost around twenty dollars. Therefore, the conversion of the model 1863 rifle was a significant savings in the U.S. army. The us military didnt accept to convert any taste, although many were used by various European armed forces

                                     
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  • small arm. The trapdoor Springfields had originally been designed as an inexpensive method of converting Springfield Model 1863 muskets into breech loading
  • Armorer of the Springfield Armory. Approximately 25, 000 58 caliber Springfield Model 1863 rifled muskets were converted by Springfield Armory for use
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  • government - operated Springfield Armory was chosen for its simplicity and the fact that it could be produced by the modification of existing Springfield Model 1863 muskets
  • trapdoor Springfields were created to convert Model 1863 Springfield rifled muskets to breech - loading rifles at a relatively low cost. The Model 1869 Cadet
  • by Erskine S. Allin. Originally, the trapdoor Springfields were created to convert Model 1863 Springfield rifled muskets to breech - loading rifles at a
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