61. Excellent U.S. Model 1879 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

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serial #258977, 45-70, 32 5/8" barrel with an excellent bore. The barrel and bands retain 95% original blue with some flaking to brown and a few minor specks of light oxidation. The breechblock and upper tang retain much of their original case colors with some fading and light oxidation stain specks. The lock and attendant parts retain 95% original blue with some light flaking to brown. The triggerguard and lower tang retain 85% original blue with some fading to gray and a few specks of light oxidation. The walnut stock rates very good plus with a crisp 1884 cartouche, a crisp circled "P" firing proof, the expected scattered light dings and handling marks. The rifle is equipped with a correct rear sight and a slotted cleaning rod. An excellent 1879 Trapdoor that will make a great addition to any antique military collection. (208909-9) {ANTIQUE} (1200/1800) SOLD FOR $1,265.00

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