1750. U.S. Model 1879 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield Armory

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serial #229386, 45-70, 32 5/8'' barrel with a very good bore that shows moderate pitting toward the muzzle. The barrel and bands retain 80% arsenal blue with some light freckling and scattered flaking to brown. The breechblock is a gray patina with traces of original case colors and a couple spots of oxidation staining. The lockplate and hammer retain 60% arsenal blue with scattered flaking to brown and some light oxidation. The triggerguard and lower tang are turning to a gray patina with traces of arsenal blue and a couple minor dings. The walnut stock rates very good with a partially faded 1883 dated cartouche, a crisp rack number ''17'' on the right side of butt, a small crack near the stock bolt, scattered dings and handling marks. The rifle is equipped with a correct rear sight, a correct ramrod and the front band is loose. A solid example of an 1879 Trapdoor rifle. (208809-152) {ANTIQUE} (500/700) Sold For 488.75

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