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1863 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle
Posted by Richard G. Crain on Sunday, 23 January 2011, at 10:35 a.m.
I have a civil war rifle brought back from civil war by family decendent. Ihave been told it is a 50/70 Breech loader. It looks like a trap door model and is clearly stamped 1863 Springfield with a serial #42191. From what is on the web, trapdoor models start in 1865. I would like to know just what this rifle is.Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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