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Model 1888 Springfield Ramrod Bayonet Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 504390. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1884 marked breech bock, clear SWP/1890 cartouche on reverse of stock and good [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, grooved trigger, 3-click tumbler. Correct Buffington rear sight, hooded front sight, correct rod bayonet, retains stacking and both sling swivels as well as an original M1879 leather sling. Buttplate with trapdoor covering implement compartment, containing an original M1879 combination tool and M1873 headless shell extractor.

Condition:

Very good. Retains some of the original blue, which is thinning and is mixed with some freckled oxidation. Markings clear and crisp in metal, clear in wood. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock with scattered bumps and dings, showing light to moderate wear. Accessories about very good.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$940
10/30/2018

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