The Federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry was captured in April 1861; the machinery moved to Confederate ordnance facilities in Richmond, Virginia. The Richmond made muzzleloaders resemble the U.S. Model 1861 rifle musket and can be recognized by their humpback lockplate and distinctive brass buttplate and forend cap. Resembles the Type III Richmond which has lover humpback lock than earlier models. The stock is a one piece fullstock made of American walnut with satin finish. Stock is 52 ¾ long with a 2 ½ drop and 13 5/8 trigger pull. Barrel is .58 caliber, armory bright, 40 long, tapered round 1.125 at breech to .755 at muzzle . Button rifled .006 deep. 1 in 72 twist. Has 3 lands - .580 and 3 grooves - .592. Front sight 1 piece steel base and blade. Rear sight steel w/2 flip-ups. Ignition is percussion musket caps. Features steel furniture armory bright except brass buttplate and nosecap. Lock is marked C.S. RICHMOND, VA ahead of hammer and 1862 on tail. Three barrel bands stamped. Single trigger. Sling swivels. Overall length is 56 and weighs 10 ½ lbs. Steel ramrod, tulip shaped head 5mm X .8 can be retapped to 10 X 32 male thread. Nipple is a 8 1mm (our stock number NP2055 steel). Recommended load is 60 grains of 2F black powder, .570 round ball with a .015 patch (or) .577 minie. Manufactured by Pedersoli/Italy. N/SSA APPROVED.
Additional oversize fee of $16.00 required.