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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1879 Springfield .45-70 rifle SN169705 - $550.00

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M1879 Springfield .45-70 "trapdoor" rifle. Serial number 169705. Standard Model 1879 except for earlier "slotless" screws in rear sight and plain, non serrated trigger. Metal parts are mostly medium patina with bright reblue finish on barrel bands and triggerguard. Stock is heavily worn and probably cleaned with the metal somewhat "proud" of the wood. Wood is generally smooth with a couple minor age cracks. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.