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BOUGHT A 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD

Posted by DOUGLAS on Monday, 5 October 2009, at 10:50 p.m.

SERIAL 402740,US MODEL 1873,METAL PARTS SEEM CORRECTLY MARKED,STOCK IS QUITE GOOD BUT IT LOOKS LIGHTER THAN MOST AND HAS NO CARTOUCHE MARKS,NOT EVEN FAINTLY.FIRING PIN IS MASHED IN,BREACHBLOCK LOCKS IN TIGHTLY BUT LEVER DOES NOT GO ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO STOCK AND BLOCKS THE HAMMER.HAS RAMROD.BORE IS CLEANING UP TO SOME SHINE WITH WD-40.BRASS BRUSH,AND RAGS,SOLID RIFLING,60% PERHAPS.EXTERIOR OF BARREL HAD FAIR AMOUNT OF SURFACE RUST.WORKED IT DOWN SOME WITH RAG AND WD-40.INSIDE OF BREACHBLOCK IS VERY CLEAN.STOCK MAY HAVE BEEN VARNISHED.SCREWS ARE ALL QUITE STRAIGHT.IS THIS OLD IRON A POSSIBLE SHOOTER? I KNOW A GUNSMITH THAT CAN REPAIR THE FIRING PIN,LEVER ETC.. ANOTHER INTERESTING THING IS THERE IS NO REAR SIGHT OR SCREW HOLES IN THE BARREL.WILL I DESTROY THE VALUE OF THIS RIFLE BY STRIPPING THE STOCK OR REMOVING SOME MORE RUST OR REPLACING THE FIRING PIN ETC.?


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