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Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Centerfire Rifle

Item # UF100884612
$699.99
 
 
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Features

  • Action - Single Shot

  • Caliber - .45-70 Govt.

  • Barrel Length - 32-5/8"

  • Weight - 9.0 Lbs.

  • Sights - Open

Product Summary

Conceived as a way to make use of outdated firearms, Allin conversion rifles were nicknamed trapdoors because of their unique hinged breechblocks that open like a trapdoor. The Springfield Trapdoor line or converted muskets was made up of several variations, each with slight improvements over the last. While not an official model, the 1879 varies from the 1873 in that is has a thicker receiver that is no longer flush with the barrel, creating a two-step inletting at the point where the barrel and receiver meet. Approximately 140,000 of the Model 1879 were made. This rifle was manufactured sometime between 1879 and 1885 and features all of its original parts. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in good condition.

Specs
Model Model 1879
Type Centerfire Rifle
Action Single Shot
Caliber .45-70 Govt.
Barrel Length 32-5/8"
Weight 9.0 Lbs.
Sights Open
Finish: Stock Wood
Finish: Barrel & Receiver Blued
Capacity 1
Stock Condition Good
Metal Condition Good
Bore Condition Good
Length of Pull 13-1/4"

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