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Springfield M1884 "trapdoor" rifle SN407068 - $850.00

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Springfield M1884 .45-70 "trapdoor" rifle. Serial number 407068. Appears to be standard 1884 configuration except for 1873 marked breechblock. Has very fine metal surfaces consistent with a much higher priced gun, showing very fine original blue on all surfaces except the buttplate, which is mostly light gray, otherwise blue just shows light wear to the high points. Breech block has vibrant color casehardening. Stock appears to be dated 1888 on the cartouche, but is heavily marked from rough handling with extensive dings and several more major gouges. Stock should ideally be replaced with a better condition stock to create a correct gun of superior condition and value. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.