Re: Help with info - Springfield 1863
Thank you very much Polish!!
I do appreciate the info. I will take some photos of it this evening, and post them when I get home.
I had a smith look at it briefly yesterday. The firing pin and set screw are missing and he is going to restore those parts for me. I will have him cast the chamber at that time.
The stamp on the trapdoor is pretty small...I will pull out a magnifying glass and check the actual date.
Again I appreciate the history lesson...I am fascinated by this weapon and the others I have recently inherited. I think I am hooked.