My Brother-in-Law has this hanging on his wall. The rifle was given to his wife by her Grandfather and he said it's been in the family for a long time. What does he have here? Military? Civilian?
I know it's a percussion cap black powder rifle made by Springfield.
He was asking me if it needs to go in a safe because of value. I think so and it needs boiled linseed oil on the stock and gun oil everywhere else. Cool rifle, wish it was mine.