MODEL 1868 U.S. SPRINGFIELD ‘TRAPDOOR’ RIFLE

$750.00 SOLD

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Item Code: 928-02

Produced by the Springfield Armory, this .50 caliber, centerfire, cartridge weapon was made from 1868 through 1872.

The barrel surface wears a bright cleaned finish. Left side of barrel near the breech and the breechblock carry serial number 46528. Trapdoor operates properly and has a crisp stamping on “1870” over an eaglehead with crossed arrows and “US.” Both sights are present and the rear sight is complete with flip-up leaf. Bore has good rifling and some light surface dirt.

Hammer and lock are also bright. Action is crisp. The lock has a strong stamping forward of the hammer of a spread-winged eagle and “US” over “SPRINGFIELD” while behind the hammer is an equally strong “1863.” Buttplate and triggerguard wear a cleaned look to match the rest of the metal on the weapon. Buttplate has a crisp “US” on tang. Lock screws and buttplate screws show light wear.

Walnut stock shows scattered minor dings, dents and scratches consistent with use and age. approx. There are no visible cartouche marks on the wood. Stock is light and may have been refinished.

Weapon has two iron bands, band springs and nose cap. Both sling swivels are present. Cleaning rod is also present.

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