The Providence Tool Company of Providence, Rhode Island obtained three contracts from the government between July of 1861 and May of 1864 to produce Model 1861 rifle muskets, producing around 70,000 total. Lockplate has the Eagle with “U.S.” to either side, “PROVIDENCE TOOL Co/PROVIDENCE R.I.” two line address and is dated 1864.
Note: These are original parts and may not fit reproduction muskets. Lockplate and parts are 100% serviceable. No returns.