Civil War Percussion Sniper Rifle

Civil War Era Percussion Sniper Rifle has back action lock, made in approximately 1860 for the Union Army by J. Hapgood. Appears to be 45 Caliber and weight is approximately 38 lbs. with an overall length of 47.5".  "J. Hapgood" stamped on engraved lock plate. Family owned for the past 50 years and previous owner had rifle for about 50 years.  Has 32" Merrill octagon barrel with stamped Springfield Eagle Head with number markings of "5 over 5 | 8 under Eagle".  Rifle has 36" full length brass sight tube with cross hairs which was added by gun maker "Ripoli" in 1971.  This Rifle is very unique.