1300. U.S. Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine by Springfield Armory

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serial #182578, 45-70, 22'' barrel with a very good bore that shows some light to moderate pitting but strong rifling. The barrel and band are a dull gray patina with some light band removal dings, light pitting on band, a few spots of oxidation staining and scattered traces of original blue. The breechblock and upper tang are a light gray patina with overall oxidation staining, a few light pits and dings. The breechblock and lockplate retain strong amounts of original blue with some varnish staining on lock, fading to gray on hammer and scattered oxidation staining spots. The triggerguard is turning to a gray patina with scattered traces of original blue and oxidation staining. The walnut stock rates very good as-refinished long ago with an older added varnish, a repaired 1 1/2'' chip to the left of upper tang, a tight 1 1/2'' crack at the front right of stock, scattered dings and handling marks. The rifle is equipped with a correct ''C'' marked Buffington rear sight, saddle bar and saddle ring. A solid example of these sought-after military carbines. (208737-532) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (800/1200) Sold For 1150.00

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