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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1879 Springfield rifle SN245201 - $595.00

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M1879 Springfield .45-70 "trapdoor" rifle. Serial number 245201. Metal parts are a medium gray patina overall with good markings. Upgraded Buffington rear sight and appropriate lower band. Stock is very good with an obscure cartouche, possibly dated 1883, and firing proof. Wood may have been lightly cleaned, shows scattered handling marks, a small sliver missing to right of receiver tang, and some minor age cracks and staining by the buttplate. Front sight blade is an old replacement, could be changed back to original. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.