Springfield 1st Model 1873 Trapdoor Rifle 45-70 cal Bore VG plus to near excellent. Mech VG plus, Wood VG plus with cartouche that is faint but ESA is visible. The stock has the long wrist and arsenal markings on top of comb MLG and a 2 and also has a few nicks and dings and a wear mark on the right side wrist area. Has US marked buttplate. Has an original 32 5/8” Rd barrel with 1st model sights (slotless screws) , small proof markings and US Model 1873 Eagle head crossed arrows Bolt. The receiver serial#50,817 mfg 1875. The Lockplate is VG plus with eagle, US Springfield and an 1873 date. Has an original ramrod and correct Trigger. Metal overall has an aged grey blue finish with traces of some fine pitting mainly the buttplate. Has a shield marked hammer. Springfield research has this particular gun at Illinois Volunteer Infantry 11/16/89 Direct hit.