Pardon me, and welcome I see that you are new and I was trying to help you. This discussion is a continuation of a discussion that has gone on for 182 pages. Never has it been a discussion about the weapons. there are numerous weapons related threads that would be more appropriate, rather than interfering with the continuity of this one.Carbon6, I do strongly feel that it is an appropriate topic for a Forum entitled "The War Between the States".
No one has told me that you are a moderator, and I stand by my questions for this Forum. Much better to talk about the weapons used, and how they came to be, than the current situation politically, and how the Civil War is affecting that.
If the moderator tells me that it is an inappropriate place, I shall quite happily move the questions that obviously "offend" you.
Here are links to some Springfield threads.
A simple search for "Enfield" in the search window will give you some enfield results as well.
I hope this helps.