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    Springfield Model 1870 Rolling Block U.S. Navy Rifle. NVSN, .50 caliber, 32 5/8-inch round barrel with slide leaf style rear sight. Bright steel finish with walnut stocks. Right side marked: American eagle motif / USN / Springfield / 1870. Two barrel bands, bayonet stud near muzzle. Sling swivels. Iron mountings. Note: gun is also marked: No. 98 / W.W.K. / 1889 on left side of barrel, which according to Flayderman's is reserved for the 22RF variant, a selection of approximately 100 guns converted by the US Navy in 1889 to .22 rimfire for shipboard rifle practice. Condition: Good. Metal has been cleaned and buffed. Scattered pitting throughout, concentrating on near upper tang, lower tang and buttplate. Dark mottled gray patina on hammer and breech. Configuration not confirmed. Stocks sanded and with numerous dings and scratches. Action good. Bore ok. From the Michael Yeck Collection.


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    June, 2013
    9th Sunday
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