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    MODEL 1868 U.S. SPRINGFIELD RIFLE - Serial number 31437, circa 1868 - 1872. 22" barrel in .50 center-fire caliber. Lockplate stamped with Eagle, "U.S. & SPRINGFIELD." Tail of lockplate stamped 1863. Breachblock stamped with eagle, crossed arrows, U.S. and dated 1870. Original rear sight graduated from 200 to 900 yards. Barrel band bears small 'U' stamp. This is a real Indian gun with the characteristics commensurate with their usage. Functioning action.

    Condition: Barrel shortened to length noted. Primitive front sight added. Sling swivel removed from front of triggerguard. Hammer screw replaced. All metal surfaces a relatively uniform brown patina. Surprisingly, only minor pitting for an Indian used firearm. Butt plate removed with adjacent area well worn. Stock shortened, filed down and well worn. A excellent Indian gun.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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