Civil War Confederate Richmond Armory Musket Type 1

This is a Richmond Armory musket produced by the Confederacy with parts captured at Harpers Ferry Armory in April 1861. They were manufactured from 1861-1865 and are distinctive because of their so called “humpback” lockplate. The plate on this rifle is not stamped. It has brass nose cap and butt plate and the U’s on the barrel band retainers are off center as well as a notch in front of the sight all of which is typical of Richmonds. The stock shows signs of repair.