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Re: info on 1869 springfield trapdoor rifle
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, at 3:36 p.m., in response to info on 1869 springfield trapdoor rifle, posted by BC Vaughn on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, at 3:21 p.m.
You have a Model 1868 Rifle, made at Springfield Armory in MA. That model was made in 1868 (very rare) 1869 (common) and 1870 (most common of all). Assuming it is unaltered and in decent condition, value is probably around $800 or so, give or take. If pristine, it could be considerably higher. Caliber is .50-70, which is still available from specialty suppliers. They used some leftover CW musket components - I'm sure lock is dated 1863 or 1864? Period of use by the regular army was relatively short, since the .45-70 M1873, which had a long run, came out not long after.
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