I picked up this Model 1863 Springfield from a family that moved to the area from Massachusetts. Didn’t think to ask if it was a family heirloom, or if they knew who carried it during the war. They just said that they had had it for quite awhile. The Model 1863-1865 was the last black powder musket that Springfield produced. I can still shoot this one, and have a few times. There is nothing like the feeling you get shooting an original Civil War Musket.