47. U.S. Model 1879 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

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serial #162190, 45-70, 32 5/8" barrel with a near excellent bore that shows a couple minor pits. The barrel and bands retain 95% original blue with some light silvering at muzzle and scattered light flaking to brown. The breechblock and upper tang retain nearly all of their original case colors with a couple minor spots of light pitting and oxidation staining. The lock and hammer retain 90% original blue with scattered flaking to brown and some minor oxidation staining on the high edges of hammer. The triggerguard and lower tang retain 97% original blue with some minor flaking to brown around the edges. The walnut stock rates near excellent with a crisp 1881 dated cartouche, a crisp circled "P" firing proof, the expected dings and handling marks from the years. The rifle is equipped with a correct rear sight and cleaning rod. An excellent Trapdoor rifle that will make a great addition to any military collection. (208737-500) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (1500/2000) SOLD FOR $1,265.00

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