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Re: 65-68 Allin Springfield Trapdoor
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 9 February 2009, at 7:50 p.m., in response to 65-68 Allin Springfield Trapdoor, posted by Dr John Carlo on Monday, 9 February 2009, at 6:21 p.m.
The rifle appears to be a standard Model 1868 Rifle, as made in 1870. Caliber is .50-70. They were originally finished (mostly) bright, so a good application of WD40 and 0000 or 000 steel wool should help a lot. There are a couple of M1868s listed at www.gunbroker.com, so you could compare condition vs. asking price. In good condition, many people enjoy shooting them from the shoulder.
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