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Re: Trapdoor Markings

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 28 January 2011, at 11:44 a.m., in response to Trapdoor Markings, posted by John Kintz on Friday, 28 January 2011, at 11:30 a.m.

You have a U.S. Springfield Model 1868 Rifle, caliber .50-70, made in 1869. The date on the lockplate is 1863 (1868 does not exist).

Value, if in decent shape, with the bayonet, approx. $800 -$1000, give or take. About 52,000 of that model were made, most of them in 1870 - some CW-era parts were reused in their fabrication.


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