Springfield Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine
.58 caliber, 12" barrel with swivel ramrod. V P and eagle markings on the left flat of barrel at breech. Top of tang marked 1855. Three-leaf rear sight on the tang. Lockplate marked U.S. Springfield on the forward section of lock and dated 1855 at the rear. Dates match. Walnut stock and butt stock. Stock has nice figure to the wood with JS cartouche on the left flat. Both stock and pistol have matching number "8."
Provenance: A.C. Daum
All metal has been lightly cleaned. Markings are very sharp and crisp. Some very minute pitting on the Maynard tape primer cover and around the bottom of the percussion bolster. Stock is sharp and crisp with an excellent readable cartouche. Brass has been cleaned to bright.