I'm new to the board but not to the history of the Civil War. I would like to get a nice rifle that you can use & shoot that won't break the bank or an absolute piece of junk. I know of several makers names but I don't have any personal experience with them or know what their quality is like.
Since original 1861 Springfields in nice condition can be a bit pricey, would anyone be able to help with advice on buying a reproduction and the specific brand.
I would imagine that repro's vary some between makers in fit, finish, and following the original design of the 1861-64 Springfield.
With that said, which makes are generally the best in quality and require the least work to make it like an original (aka-defarb)?