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I have a Springfield 1863 that my grandfather brought back from the Mozambican War of Independence. Does anyone know anything about the US trading muskets to Africa after the Civil War? Does anyone know of muskets being used in African colonial rebellions in the 1960's, or could this have been just a relic or a poacher's gun? All metal parts seem original and have US stamps, but the end of the stock has been crudely cut down.
 

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Welcome to TFF Kiko.
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Welcome to TFF from the UK.

This thread will probably get shifted to another section of the forum, where people will be able to give you some advice and answer your question. Follow the instructions on the link One Shot gave, especially the pictures.
 
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A lot of Civil War rifles had the stocks cut down and the rifling bored out to make shotguns. Or they had the stocks cut and the barrel shortened to make hunting rifles. There's no telling how it got to Mozambique but I don't think the government traded or sold them.
 
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