SPRINGFIELD 1868 TRAPDOOR WITH EXPERIMENTAL NICKEL PLATE
Guns International #: 100888862 Seller's Inventory #: MR1089
Category: Springfield Rifles - Trapdoor - Springfield Rifles - Antique
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 875
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
Cal 50-70 U.S. Govt. 32-1/2" bbl, tompion and folding ladder rear sight. This is one of 30 rifles sent to the Beardslee Mfg. and Nickel Co. to experiment with nickel plating to increase corrosion resistance. They were then issued to various Army units for field trials. Letters from Springfield Research Service and Office of Machine Shop, National Armory, Springfield Mass accompany this rifle. Metal retains most nickel plating with some freckling. Markings are good. Action functions well. Overall wood is good condition with a repair on the right side forearm and typical dings and dents. This rifle is an extraordinary piece of History and would be a great addition to any collection!
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 127th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 3,775. Sale Pending