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U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle - SOLD

U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, right facing

A good example, .50-caliber, centerfire rifle; distinctive “trapdoor” breechblock loading system. The breechblock is stamped “1866” over eagle’ s head at the hinge. The lock is marked in front of hammer with spread winged eagle and “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD”. The barrel is marked “4” and “A” on left side under receiver and hinge-block; also displays am eagle head behind breechblock; barrel bands each marked with standard “U”; buttplate tang marked “US”. Barrel length measured from muzzle to face of breech is 36 5/8”; overall barrel length: 40”. Three-barrel bands and band springs; ribbed and slotted- head type ramrod. Breechblock (blackened casehardening process) and hammer retain some case-color. All metal parts in smooth surface; oxidized varnish now yellow over bright finish. The action and mechanics are tight and smooth; bore is clean, strong, and bright. Walnut stock is clean with no wood loss.

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SOLD


U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, left facing
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, lock plate
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, lock plate detail 1
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, lock plate detail 2
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, mark
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, butt plate
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, tang
U.S. Model 1866 Springfield Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle, trigger guard


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