1299. U.S. Model 1879 Cadet Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

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serial #319732, 45-70, 30'' barrel with a bright very good plus bore that shows some light frosting in the grooves. The barrel and bands retain 65-70% original blue the loss due to scattered flaking to brown. The breechblock retains generous traces of the original case colors with some light oxidation staining and fading. The lockplate and hammer retain 85% original blue with scattered fading to gray and a few small spots of oxidation staining. The triggerguard retains about 50% original blue with overall flaking to brown. The walnut stock rates very good plus with an older added varnish, a partially faded 1883 inspector's cartouche, a crisp ''204'' rack number, a strong circled ''P'' firing proof, the expected scattered dings and handling marks. The stock has the correct 9'' comb, the buttplate lacks a compartment and there is only one sling swivel present. A fine example of a Trapdoor cadet rifle. (208737-574) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (800/1200) Sold For 0.00

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