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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1879 45-70 rifle SN196862 - $650.00

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Springfield M1879 45-70 "trapdoor" rifle. Serial number 196862. Upgraded M1884 Buffington rear sight and barrel band. Faint stock cartouche and faint "P" firing proof behind triggerguard. Metal parts have a plumb blue finish overall with minimal scattered pitting. Stock shows average wear and use overall, with an old added finish that has a run along the wrist, initials CWS opposite lock. Wood is free of cracks with some minor chipping in the cleaning rod channel. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.