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Springfield M1888 .45-70 rifle SN556109 - $650.00

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Springfield M1888 .45-70 "trapdoor" rifle with rod bayonet. Serial number 556109. Metal parts show a plumb patina with light scattered rust overall with some light old pitting on the buttplate and triggerguard. Stock has been lightly cleaned, shows some added finish, marking 101 on right side of butt, shows scattered light marks from handling, and a small chip above front band spring. Rod bayonet functions as designed, threads on hidden end of rod were filed down to a point. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.