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1873 springfield trapdoor .50 cal.

Posted by tony wojchehoski on Monday, 19 August 2013, at 5:11 p.m.

sir-i had an antique dealer call me today stating he has an 1873 springfield trapdoor in a .50 caliber and he says its in tremendous shape?? it's minus the bayonet and the ram-rod.. he thinks it was manufactured in 1883??? says its army issue?? i have seen 45/70's but never a .50 cal??? can you help me please?he wants to sell and i have first crack at it. i'm afraid of getting a repro or some sort of deal and lose my butt?? any help would be greatly appreciated!!

thanks tony w.


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