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1870 Trapdoor variant
Posted by Larry Sunday on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, at 12:59 a.m.
Gentlemen, something more to consider on the 1870 Trapdoor. This is what I have, an excellent condition rifle. Two barrel bands both clamped. Cleaning rod with one shoulder. Rear sight base aprox. 12quot from receiver. Thumb latch not rounded on rear corner. No Model designation on breach block. 4 cartouches on left flat. 2 near perfect ELA or ESA looks more like ELA and 2 completely different in a square, the ela are the oblong. The square ones are only half struck not worn, lower portion missing. Witness mark on right side barrel and receiver. With a X or V over same. Left side of rifle, 10 on barrel and 10 on receiver at wood line. Fireing proof either a lower case o or another with it may be the small script n. Rear sight has 900 yd. markings with the enhanced sighting notch,not just the V. Breach block and receiver black case. Lock and hammer color cased excellent with a date of 1865. Rifle has not been altered for the last 40 years that I know of for sure. Why so many 68 issues and many 70 issues Small 1 over large 11 ahead of US on buttplate. Close as I can tell. ALL comments welcome. PS not the long receiver like the 68. Sincerely, Larry Sunday
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