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Springfield U.S. Model 1870 Navy Rolling Block Rifle

.50CF, 32.625" round barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, two-piece walnut stock. Right of frame marked with {eagle} / USN / SPRINGFIELD / 1870. Receiver tang with two-line Remington patent information. Left side of barrel with P / H.B.R. inspection and with small anchor mark on top of breech. Visible script ESA cartouche on left wrist. Folding leaf rear sight, musket-type stud and blade front sight. Two barrel bands, sling swivels, slotted jag-head cleaning rod, saber bayonet lug under barrel. This rifle is from the second production run of M1870 naval rifles with the rear sight base located 3.125" from the receiver.

Condition:

Very good. Metal with a mostly smooth, oxidized brown patina, with traces of case color on the receiver. All markings in metal sharp and crisp. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered pitting. Stock with moderate handling marks and wear, scattered dings and a couple of scuffs.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,440
09/12/2018

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