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Springfield Trapdoor 1866?
Posted by Kurt Whitekettle on Monday, 31 October 2011, at 10:51 a.m.
I need help identifying a Springfield Trapdoor that my father left me. Also some idea of its value would be helpful. From researching the rifle, I believe it to be an 1866 2nd model Allin Conversion. It is 55 7/8 in long with a barrel length of 36 5/8, 3 barrel bands 11 1/4 in apart with U markings on each one. Lockplate has Eagle and shield, US Springfield and 1864 markings. I cannot find a serial number anywhere. It is .50 cal. Cleaning rod is present but does not screw in at base. Trapdoor cover has stamping and 1866. There is a letter G on the barrel at the breech end and on the trigger guard. Stock has the number 1X561. X=a number I cannot make out. Rifle is in good condition but has an overall brownish patina. Minor pitting along one side of breech at wood / metal interface. Is this an 1866 and what would be a value range for this rifle. I could supply photos if this would help. Also, if it has a serial #, where should I be looking. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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