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Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9812 Price : $1,395.00
Item : FINE SPRINGFIELD U.S. MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE, .45-70
Description :
This is an original, U.S. Model 1888 Trapdoor Rifle manufactured at Springfield Armory in 1891. It is chambered for the .45-70 Government cartridge. The Model 1888 was the last of the Trapdoor rifles. It also marked the end of the single shot, big bore, black powder arm era in the U.S. Military. The M1888 differed from the earlier trapdoor variations by being fitted with an extendable ramrod type bayonet. Approximately 65,000 were produced between 1889 and 1893. This rifle is in fine condition with about 40% of its blued finish remaining. The barrel bluing has mostly turned a smooth brown. The case colors of the lock have also turned a smooth brown. The lock has faded to a gray patina, as has the butt plate. The rifle has excellent mechanics and a fine bore with good rifling. The stock is fine as well with just a few small dings from use. There is a small old gouge on the left side of the stock about 1/3 of the distance between the barrel bands. The inspector's cartouche is faint but visible. This would be a great rifle for someone wanting to try black powder cartridge shooting. Stock no. 27607

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