GDG- 1841 Springfield rifle????

Dale Trotter philo at nep.net
Mon Jan 30 08:23:02 CST 2012


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From: "Tom Ryan" <pennmardel at mchsi.com>
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at arthes.com>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:35 AM
Subject: GDG- 1841 Springfield rifle???
>
> Well, it wouldn't be an 1841 Springfield rifle, but there are a couple of 
> possibilities.  The Model 1841, commonly called a " Mississippi rifle" was 
> not made at Springfield, and would not be called so just because it was 
> modified there.  It could be a  Springfield musket either a Model 1842 or 
> one of the earlier flintlock models that was converted to percussion. Some 
> of the smoothbore muskets were later updated by rifling them.
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