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Springfield Armory

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Springfield Armory       1777 1968


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As of 1777, Springfield served as an arsenal and workshop during the Revolutionary War.

From 1794 to 1968 the Springfield Armory was a center for the manufacture of U.S. Military small arms.

The Armory site was selected by President George Washington as the most strategic place to build the arsenal. Due to its position atop the area's tallest hill, potential intruders could be seen from miles away.

Production of Muskets, Rifles and Carbines
Year Total production
1795 245
1796 838
1797 1028
1798 1044
1799 4595
1800 4862
1801 3205
1802 4358
1803 4775
1804 3566
1805 3535
1806 2018
1807 5692
1808 5870
1809 7670
1810 10302
1811 12020
1812 10140
1813 6920
1814 9585
1815 7279
1816 7199
1817 13015
1818 13000
1819 12250
1820 13200
1821 13000
1822 13200
1823 14000
1824 14000
1825 14500
1826 15500
1828 15500
1829 16500
1830 16500
1831 16500
1832 13600
1833 12400
1834 14000
1835 13000
1836 13500
1837 14500
1838 15000
1839 10000
1840 5967
1841 10700
1842 9720
1843 4690
1844 7656
1845 12107
1846 14265
1847 14504
1848 15975
1849 16237
1850 20171
1851 23000
1852 21800
1853 17000
1854 13000
1855 9505
1856 2721
1857 5031
1858 11198
1859 13002
1860 9601
1861 13803
1862 102410
1863 217784
1864 276200
1865 195341
1866 2405
1867 25695
1868 27848
1869 2201
1870 46229
1871 31992
1872 12937
1873 1000
1874 28532
1875 26732
1876 15056
1877 6910
1878 13004
1879 21005
1880 20387
1881 26528
1882 23425
1883 3362
1884 35136
1885 40657
1886 39527
1887 41106
1888 41129
1889 41272
1890 39739
1891 29402
1892 27706
1893 20769
1894 916
1895 14492
1896 18040
1897 31819
1898 41588
1899 105839


.69 caliber, flintlock, U.S. Musket, Model 1795, 44 3/4" barrel, this is a copy ot the Charleville Pattern, French Model 1763, About 85000 produced at the Springfield Armory from 1795 to 1814.
Model 1795, right side

.69 caliber, flintlock, U.S. Musket, Model 1809, 44,5" barrel

.69 caliber, flintlock, U.S. Musket, Model 1812, 42" barrel
Model 1812, right side

.69 caliber, flintlock, U.S. Musket, Model 1816, 42" round barrel, about 325000 produced bewteen 1816 and 1840. An unknown quantity was converted to Percussion by private contractors from 1840 to 1860.
Model 1816, right side

.69 caliber, flintlock, U.S. Pistol, Model 1817, 11" round barrel
Model 1817 mad in 1815, right side

.? caliber, flintlock, U.S. Musket, Model 1835, most were converted to percussion and were used from both sides in the Civil War

.69 caliber, flintlock, U.S. Musketoon, Model 1839, 36" barrel

.54 caliber percussion, U.S. Musket, Cadet, Model 1841, 40" barrel, made in 1844 and 1845

.54 caliber percussion, U.S. Rifle (Mississippi Rifle), 33" round barrel, totally 25296 produced by Harpers Ferry and Springfield Armory from 1846 - 1855.

.58 caliber, U.S. Percussion Rifle, Model 1841 (National Armory alteration - barrel rebored to .58 caliber) About 8879 by Harpers Ferry and Springfield Armory.

.69 caliber percussion, U.S. Musket, Model 1842, 42" round barrel, about 172000 made from 1844 to 1855.

.69 caliber percussion, U.S. Rifle Musket, Model 1842, 42" round barrel, totaly 14182 were produced by Harpers Ferry and Springfield Armory from 1856 to 1859.

.54 caliber percussion, U.S. Cadet Musket, Model 1855, 38" barrel, same as the U.S. Rifled Musket, Model 1855, but without Maynard tape primer, 2813 arms were produced from 1856 to 1860

.54 caliber percussion, U.S. Rifled Musket, Model 1855, 47115 were produced from 1857 to 1861.

.54 caliber percussion for Minie ball, U.S. Model 1855 Rifle-Carbine, production was only 1020
picture, right side picture, left side

.54 caliber percussion, Model 1855 Pistol Carbine, 12" part ocatagonal part round barrel with shoulder stock
right side

.58 caliber percussion, U.S. Rifle-Musket, Model 1861, 40" round barrel, production was 264129 from 1861 to 1862. This was the standard musket during the civil war. Counting also the production of private contractors productions the overall production of this model was about 1 million.

.58 caliber percussion, U.S. Rifled Musket, Model 1863, 40" barrel

Type I, three split type barrel bands secured with screws, about 273265 produced in 1863
Type II, three solid barrel bands secured by flat springs, about 255030 produced from 1864 to 1865.
Model 1863 Type II made in 1865, right side

.50-70 caliber, model 1866
picture, right side picture of lock open lock



1871 - 1876 Army trial guns