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    MODEL 1868 U.S. SPRINGFIELD RIFLE - Serial number 26258 on frame and what appears to be 3700 on barrel, circa 1868-1872. 26" barrel in .50 center fire caliber. Lockplate stamped with eagle, "U.S." and "SPRINGFIELD". Tail of lock stamped 1863. Breach block stamped with eagle, crossed arrows, U.S. and 1869 date. Another rifle exhibiting Indian usage. Action functions.

    Condition: Barrel shortened to length noted. Primitive brass blade front sight added. Rear sight missing. Breach block secured to action with old bolt and nut. Tail of tang reshaped to square. Hammer screw replaced with brass screw. Butt plate missing. Stock shortened, filed down and reshaped. Two ¾" diameter brass discs decorate the right side of the buttstock. They have been there a long time. Large cross shape carved into left side of stock. All metal surfaces are pretty much black. Only pitting of consequence is on tang of trigger guard. Wood stock is uncleaned, and looks good for an Indian used gun.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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