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Springfield M1868 .50-70 trapdoor rifle - $775.00

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Springfield M1868 .50-70 trapdoor rifle. Serial number 756. Dated 1869 on lock. Lock markings are weak, other markings are good including stock cartouches opposite lock. Metal parts were cleaned to a smooth light gray. Stock has a good uncleaned look with good edges, name "WEBSTER HENRY" opposite lock and in wrist. Cleaning rod channel has minor chipping. Left side of butt looks to have some carving removed long ago. Missing cleaning rod. Firing pin is frozen and hammer cocks weakly. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.