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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
M1879 45-70 rifle SN307021 - $650.00

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Springfield M1879 45-70 "trapdoor" rifle. Serial number 307021. Older-style two-click tumbler and cleaning rod with upgraded Buffington rear sight with corresponding rear barrel band. Unreadable cartouche in stock opposite lock. Metal parts are well marked with a light to medium patina overall. Stock shows evidence of having been cleaned, free of major cracks, with one sliver in the lower lock mortise and numerous minor chips in various edges and mortises, including the ramrod channel, lock mortise, triggerguard and buttplate. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.