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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Springfield M1868 .50-70 "trapdoor" rifle SN29011 - $1050.00

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Springfield M1868 .50-70 "trapdoor" rifle. Serial number 29011. Nicely marked and dated 1863 on lock and 1870 on breech block. Metal parts are nicely restored to much of the original "armory bright" style finish with correct original blackened finish on the rear sight, receiver, and breech block. Stock has a cartouche applied vertically below the rear lock screw opposite the lock. Wood has a light added finish, showing good edges, having expected wear and use with numerous minor marks from handling and use, has some little nicks in the forearm edges and toe of the butt. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.