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    SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 U.S. 'TRAPDOOR' CARBINE - Serial number 138008, circa early 1880's. 22" barrel in .45-70 calibre. Configuration and markings as applied by arsenal are evident, legible, and correct for this model carbine. Functioning action. There is a five point star shaped stamped or depressed in the right rear of the stock near the butt. Bob Smith wrote an article relative to this stamp for the Gun Report magazine years ago. Interested buyers should research this article and compare this gun stamp to the ones depicted in the article.

    Condition: Metal finish on carbine goes from a faded blue in the protected areas to a light grey color on the front portion of the barrel. Wood has numerous handling dents in keeping with a carbine that saw extensive use, but was well cared for overall. Rear sight elevation rail slightly bent, but could be easily straightened.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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