Original Civil War Richmond .58 cal Musket with Springfield 1862 Dated Lockplate. This very well could be a Repurposed gun from the Richmond Factory but no way of guaranteeing that. Either way this is a lot of gun for the money and has some Confederate Parts. This gun was sold by Michael Kramer known for his association with Confederate Rifles and mentioned in several reference books. The full length walnut stock has a really nice dark patina and in excellent shape. There are two dents on the right side of the stock from service, It has a beautiful Confederate Brass buttplate that fits the gun perfect. The barrel is full length with it's front pinch site intact. The long range site is MIA and has been filled in with lead. It does appear to have a broken P in the "V P" Inspector Proof. The Lock has a smooth matching patina with "US" Spingfield in front of the hammer and 1862 production date on the rear. There were a good many Richmond Rifles that left the factory with this configuration. The mechanics are in perfect working order with tight action. The Lower and Upper Barrel Bands are Richmond Bands with the off center "U" military stamp. The middle band is from M1863 Type II rifle. It does have the correct original swelled ramrod with a really nice matching patina and aged brass nosecap. A great deal for a beautiful displaying rifle that will look good with your Confederate or Federal Weapons. Please see all photos and call or write for more information or payment options.