I bought this model 1842, 1845 dated Springfield Musket a few years ago, the wood had been cut down.
I have got around to getting the parts I need to restore it, I am not in a rush to do this, but I will get around to it.
This is a .69 Cal Musket, and would fire either a .69 bullet or a .58 cal round ball and 3 .31 cal buckshot.
The rounds came wrapped in paper in packs of 10, the top of the paper bitten off and the contents poured down the barrel..it was then rammed down with the ram rod, and a percussion cap was placed on the nipple.
These were in very wide use during the US Civil War