1477. Interesting Springfield Model 1871 Rolling Block Carbine

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50-70, 23 1/4'' barrel with a very good bore that shows a few patches of oxidation but strong rifling. The barrel retains 80% original blue with a couple spots of light pitting, a patch of file marks on each side at rear and scattered flaking to brown. The action is a gray patina with scattered light pitting and oxidation staining. The walnut stock and forend rate very good with a strong boxed ''FCW'' cartouche on the right side of forend, a small crack at upper tang, the excepted dings and handling marks that come from the years. The barrel is from a Springfield Navy Rolling Block, as there is an anchor marking at the rear. The frame appears to be from an Army 1871 Rolling Block, it is dated 1872 and there is a rack number ''3H24'' on the left side. The action appears to have the ''Locking action'' feature unique to the 1871 Army models, as the hammer moves forward when the block is raised. This carbine has features of both the army and navy models, it may be a trials gun of some sort or a civilian creation. An interesting gun that may benefit from further research. (209009-25) {ANTIQUE} (600/800) Sold For 575.00

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