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Model 1879 Star Marked Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 146902*. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard early Springfield lock marking, dated 1873 and standard barrel proofs, 1873 marked breech bock, visible SWP/1880 cartouche on reverse of stock and legible [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, smooth trigger, 3-click tumbler. M1879 buckhorn rear sight, flat-face, jag-head cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor. These "star marked" Trapdoor rifles and carbines were assembled from a combination of old and newly made parts for issue to the various state militias during the early 1880s.

Condition:

Good. Retains no finish with a plum brown patina on the barrel and a mottled gray patina on the lock. Markings remain clear in the metal, more worn in the wood. Mechanically functional, good bore with light pitting. Stock worn, with numerous bumps, dings and mars and a 3" crack running from the front of the triggerguard to the front lock mounting screw.

Estimate: $500 - $750
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$529
10/30/2018

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