Treasure #63 Springfield rifles

63 Springfield rifles

63 Springfield rifles

Robert Doucet of East Rochester collected these 19th century Springfield rifles, made at the Springfield MA Armory which manufactured (1777—1968) military weaponry for U.S. Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War. This prized private collection of 11 Springfield Rifles, dating from 1861–1888, and housed in his own specially-built oak case, were donated to the Museum after Mr. Doucet’s death by his son Paul, wife Pauline, and daughter Lillian Wise, on Father’s Day in 2015.  The Springfield Armory is now a National Historic Site run by the National Park Service and houses the world’s largest collection of historic American firearms.

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