1307. U.S. Model 1870 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

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50-70, 32 5/8" barrel with a fair bore that shows oxidation and pitting throughout but visible rifling. The barrel appears to be have been lightly cleaned and remains partially bright with a few band removal dings, scattered light pitting and oxidation. The other parts are turning to a dull gray with scattered light pitting and oxidation staining. The walnut stock rates very good with an older added varnish, a strong "ESA" cartouche on the left side, a couple small cracks, a few chips in the cleaning rod channel, scattered dings and handling marks. The lockplate is dated 1864 and the breechblock is correctly dated 1870. The rear sight is the correct style but it may be a replacement. The hammer appears to function well. A very good early U.S. military breech loading rifle. (208613-11) {ANTIQUE} (600/800) SOLD FOR $920.00

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