Civil War Model 1855 Springfield Rifle Dated 1860

This rifle is a model 1855 Springfield that is dated 1860. It was produced by the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts. It uses the percussion cap system, as in the 1840’s the less effective flint locks were being replaced by this system as well as seeing the introduction of rifled barrels and the Minie’ ball. The stock was broken and shows signs of repair (see pictures), and there is some wood loss on the ram rod channel.