539. Scarce U.S. Model 1882 Chaffee-Reese Bolt Action Rifle by Springfield Armory

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45-70, 28'' barrel with a bright near excellent bore that shows a couple minor spots of oxidation. The barrel and bands retain 90% original blue finish the loss mostly due to scattered flaking to brown. The action retains strong amounts of the original oil quenching with a patch of oxidation staining at the front. The triggerguard is turning to a gray patina with a couple spots of light oxidation staining. The walnut stock rates very good plus with an added oil finish, a crisp 1884 dated cartouche, a crisp circled ''P'' firing proof, a professionally repaired crack behind the upper tang and the expected handling marks that come with the years. The rifle is equipped with a correct rear sight and a correct cleaning rod. Only 753 of these rifles were made for U.S. military trials in the 1880's, making this rifle scarce. A very fine and high conditioned example that will make a great addition to any military collection. (208737-268) {ANTIQUE} [Dr. Louis C. March Jr. Collection] (2000/3000) Sold For 2185.00

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