US Model 1868 "Trapdoor" Springfield Rifle
.50 Caliber, Single-Shot Breech-Loader
Manufactured circa 1868-1872

US Model 1868 Trapdoor Springfield Rifle; 50-70 centerfire cartridge; single-shot, breech-loader. These used Civil War era lockplates, usually dated 1863; breech-blocks dated 1869 or 1870 (there is a rare variant dated 1868). 32-1/2" barrel; iron (steel) mountings, finished Armory Bright.

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