The Springfield Model 1861 was a Minié-type rifled-musket used by the United States Army during the American Civil War.
The barrel was 40 inches long, firing a .58 caliber Minié ball, and the total weight of the rifle was approximately 9 pounds. The Springfield had an effective range of 200 to 300 yards, and used percussion caps to fire. Trained troops were able to fire at a rate of three rounds per minute while maintaining accuracy up to 500 yards, though firing distances in the war were often much shorter.
The Springfield was aimed using flip-up leaf sights. The sight had two leaves, one for 300 yards and the other for 500 yards, and with both leaves down, the sight was set for a range of 100 yards. The Springfield Model 1861 was equipped with a triangular sock bayonet.
Call of Juarez: Bound in BloodEdit
In Chapter I, many Union and Confederate troops are seen armed with Springfield 1861s. They do not drop the rilfe upon death, resulting in the weapon being unuseable.
- United States Army soldiers
- Confederate States of America soldiers
- It is thought that this weapon was going to be usable in Bound in Blood, but was cut.