Model 1868 US Springfield Trapdoor Rifle, caliber .50-70, serial Number 17,278, manufactured in 1874. 32 5/8 inch barrel, excellent bore. Two barrel bands. Cleaning rod not cupped. Long range-type rear sight. Front sight on lug for bayonet. Two-piece trigger guard construction with sling swivel on front of bow. Arch of breechblock measures 1 7/8 inches. Length of front of receiver 2 1/8 inches. L.O.P. 13 5/8 inches. Breechblock marked "1869 / U.S." in two lines with the eagle crossed arrows in between. Lock marked "US / SPRINGFIELD" with the eagle & “1863” Bottom of stock shows an inspector's stamp "ABG" or "ABC" just to the rear of the trigger plate tang. The top of the heel of the butt is marked "US". The barrel is mostly in the white as is the cleaning rod. The barrel bands are turning brown. Stock has the initials “PJ” carved in flat area opposite the lock. The bore is excellent. With the exception of some soldier carving his initials “PJ” in the stock, the gun is in wonderful, original condition. Very nice representative piece. The stock has some superficial scratches and dents, but is in overall excellent original condition. NRA Grade is excellent. No FFL necessary. Thank You For Bidding! Please email for phone # or more photos. Please Note we do not test fire the guns we sell. We preferably Accept, US Postal Money Orders, Money orders, And Bank Cashiers Checks. VISA, MasterCard, Discover may also be used. If a credit card is used an additional 3.5% fee will be assessed to the original cost. EX: 3.5% of $20.00 is .70 Cents. We DO NOT Accept PayPal. Payment Is EXPECTED Within 10 Days After Close Of Auction. Buyer Is Responsible For Shipping, Handling & Insurance Charges. Shipping and handling is $35.00, depending on location. NY Residents must pay sales tax, percentage according to county in which high bidder resides. We will email the high bidder within 2-business days of auction close with payment instructions.
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