SPRINGFIELD ARMORY MODEL 1868 .50 CALIBER CENTERFIRE TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH 32 1/2 IN. BBL. & BAYONET
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Category: Springfield Rifles - Antique - Springfield Rifles - Trapdoor
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Seller: Artemis Outfitters
Company: Artemis Outfitters
Member Since: 7/26/11
Country: United States
Phone: (302) 384-6861
Fax: (302) 384-6851
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Springfield Armory Mod. 1868 .50 Caliber Centerfire Trapdoor Rifle with 32 1/2 in Bbl & Bayonet
Trapdoor Springfields were created to convert Model 1863 muskets to breech-loading rifles. Problems with conversion of barrels to .50 caliber led to fitting the Model 1868 with a new, slightly shorter barrel.
Wood on this rifle is good, overall, the dark walnut has the expected dings and a few scratches, but no cracks. Barrel shows a soft brown patina, barrel bands are bright. Breech and lockplate show a grey patina to semi-bright metal. Bayonet shows a greyish-bright metal at attaching lug, darkening to a blue-grey on the blade. Barrel shows serial # 639 and the breechblock is dated 1870, with eagle head over crossed arrows over U.S. Lock markings show eagle, U.S. Springfield and date 1863. Bore shows good rifling, but minor pitting. Cleaning rod appears original. A nice example of a Model 1868.
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Manufacturer: Springfield Armory
Model: 1868 Trapdoor
Serial Number: 639
Caliber: .50 Cal Centerfire
Bore Condition: Light Pitting
Barrel Type: 32 1/2 in.
Action: Single Shot Trapdoor Breechloader
Fore End: Walnut
Butt Pad: Steel Crescent
LOP: 13 1/4 in.
Finish: Brown Patina
Weight: 9.8 lbs
Sights: Blade front, Folding leaf adj. rear
Manufacture Date: 1870
Item Location: Wilmington, DE