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Re: 1863 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 23 January 2011, at 2:45 p.m., in response to 1863 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle, posted by Richard G. Crain on Sunday, 23 January 2011, at 10:35 a.m.

You apparently have a Model 1868 Rifle, .50-70, made in 1870. While not a conversion of a complete rifle which had existed previously, MANY parts were altered or re-used from the huge stock of CW muskets on hand. This explains the 1863 lockplate. The rifle, as it presently exists, was not used in the Civil War.


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