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discription springfield rifle

Posted by donald welever on Wednesday, 16 June 2010, at 9:10 a.m.

Springfield 45-70 MODLE 1884 EXPERIMENTAL ROD-bayonet rifle, markings from front to back. front sling holder capital U; second sling holder capital U; capital A, capital V, capital P ordinance figure capital I; U.S. MODLE 1884 serial number 532702; capital letters U. S.; gun plate, spread eagle with U. S. Springfield engraved; carved inscription initials LWP date 18_7; metal shoulder plate capital letters U. S; hinged cover reveals two cartridge holder; wooden gun butt number 65 is carved with four capital letters, GSNY; gun butt61 are written, followed by a capital D


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