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    CUSTER ERA U.S. SPRINGFILED 'TRAPDOOR' SADDLE RING CARBINE, MODEL 1873 - Serial number 21028, .45-70 calibre. Circa early 1870s. All features on this carbine are correct for the serial number range, with the exception of the breach release lever. If you want to own a "real" Custer era gun, this is it.

    The barrel and butt plate look like they may have been cleaned a bit a long time ago. They are starting to age back nicely. Trigger guard and front barrel band and receiver are dark with age. The lock plate, hammer and breach block are bright. Wood looks like you'd expect on a frontier used carbine. Cartouche visible on bottom on stock behind trigger guard. No visible cartouche on wrist. 1st Model Trapdoors have always been highly regarded by collectors. It's really difficult to find one as straight as this one. "9 N.G.C." is stamped on top of the butt plate.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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