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    U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine. Serial no. 177604, .45-70 caliber, 22-inch barrel with fixed front and adjustable rear sights. Lock with usual markings [eagle]/U.S./SPRINGFIELD/1873; breech marked U.S./Model/1873. Blued with casehardened breechblock and tang. Short carbine walnut half stock with single barrel band, ring bar and ring, and metal buttplate with trap. The stock has a faint inspector's cartouche dated 1881 as well as a faint circle "P" firing proof.
    Condition: Very good. Retaining 40-50% casehardening; the remainder with a thin grey patina. Stock with modest wear. Action strong. Bore filled with Cosmoline.


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    December, 2012
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