U.S. Model 1873 Springfield Infantry Rifle
caliber .45-70 Gov't, 32" barrel,
walnut stock, aged patina, bright bore
Part Number: AAS-492
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Price: $699.00
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This full length U. S. Model 1873 Springfield rifle trapdoor rifle is in very good overall condition, with a bright bore. Stocked in walnut the rifle has been sanded and the cartouche marks are no longer present. The rifle has a well used appearance with handling marks as well as chipping around the lock mortise. The blued barrel and furniture have aged anywhere to a brown or silvery gray patina. This example was made circa 1874 and has the earliest variation of rear sight.

Chambered for the popular .45-70 Government cartridge the bore on this rifle is bright in perfect condition.It should make a very good shooter. The Director of Civilian Marksmanship offered Trapdoor rifles to NRA members at low cost, and such famous mail order merchants as Sears and Roebuck listed such guns in their early catalogs. This nice rifle has not been sporterized, as many of the rifles sold to the public were.

The military style buttplate is wide and lightly curved, made to absorb the recoil of the .45-70 Government cartridge. Our top view of the trapdoor shows off the thumbnail comb extension of the buttplate, clearly marked U.S.. The buttplate has developed a textured patina. Moving up the stock, the short tang can be seen, its color case hardening has faded to a gray. The serial number of the rifle, 27XXX, can be seen at the forward most portion of the breech. The trapdoor itself is also marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873 in three lines. Ahead of the breech and trapdoor, the barrel measures 32" out to the muzzle. The barrel is fitted with the early 1873 rear sight, which was used until approximately serial number 80,000. The blue on the sight is a much brighter color than the barrel. The front sight is the traditional military blade sight. The breech end of the barrel does not have any visible proof marks.

From below the rounded toe of the rifle can be seen leading forward to the triggerguard. The triggerguard has a sling swivel on the forward bow that is matched by a front swivel on the front barrel band. Two blued barrel bands hold the barrel to the stock while also supporting the ramrod below. Each of the bands is properly marked with a U, the open end of which faces toward the muzzle. Below the barrel the proper cleaning rod is held securely in position, its open channel is in excellent condition.

The lock works crisply with a three notch tumbler, and the trigger release is positive and smooth at about 3 pounds pressure. The lock plate is marked with an eagle next to U.S. / Springfield / 1873 in three lines. The lock mortise has many chips around the edges from a previous disassembly when the lock plate was wiggled out, rather than driven out. This rifle has the early smooth trigger.

For additional information on the trapdoor rifles, see the book The .45-70 Springfield by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch. This antique black powder cartridge rifle should make a good shooter. The bore bright in perfect condition. We have had good success with Trapdoor rifles that have bores in far worse shape than this rifle. Order it today, as a bona fide antique it can be shipped directly to you with no FFL paperwork.

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SPG Black Powder Cartridge Reloading Primer,
revised 9th edition, 20 plus new pages
by Mike Venturino & Steve Garbe
SPG Black Powder Cartridge Reloading Primer, revised 9th edition, 20 plus new pages by Mike Venturino & Steve Garbe
Part Number: BOOK-SPG
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Price: $24.99
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Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Part Number: BORE-CLEAN
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.99
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Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Part Number: BORE-MOP-45-10
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.19
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Bore brush, bronze, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread
Bore brush, bronze, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread
Part Number: BRUSH-45-10
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Price: $2.99
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Cartridge Case,
.45-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
2.1", by Starline,
50 pieces
Cartridge Case, .45-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, 2.1", by Starline, 50 pieces
Part Number: CASE-45-70-PACK-050
Availability: In Stock
Price: $25.50
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Special Restrictions Apply
Not available for export outside the U.S.A.
Neck Expander Plug,
.457" diameter,
to fit our
Lee 7/8-14 die
Neck Expander Plug, .457" diameter, to fit our Lee 7/8-14 die
Part Number: DIE-457-EXP
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Price: $2.99
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Neck Expander Plug,
.458" diameter,
to fit our
Lee 7/8-14 die
Neck Expander Plug, .458" diameter, to fit our Lee 7/8-14 die
Part Number: DIE-458-EXP
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Price: $2.99
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Neck Expander Plug,
.459" diameter,
to fit our
Lee 7/8-14 die
Neck Expander Plug, .459" diameter, to fit our Lee 7/8-14 die
Part Number: DIE-459-EXP
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Price: $2.99
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Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 2Fg medium granulation for rifles, shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 2Fg medium granulation for rifles, shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Part Number: GOEX-FFG
Availability: In Stock
Price: $23.52
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Special Restrictions Apply
Not available for export outside the U.S.A.
Black Powder must be shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans. Order any mix of granulations, any mix of brands. Shipped in full cases of 25 one pound cans. Minimum order is 25 pounds. Maximum order is 50 pounds.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 1Fg coarse granulation for large bore shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 1Fg coarse granulation for large bore shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Part Number: GOEX-FG
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Price: $23.52
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Black Powder must be shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans. Order any mix of granulations, any mix of brands. Shipped in full cases of 25 one pound cans. Minimum order is 25 pounds. Maximum order is 50 pounds.
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .45 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .45 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-45-6-8
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Price: $4.25
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Lee Bullet Mold .45-70 caliber, .459" diameter, 405 grain, hollow base U.S. 1873 Government mold, single cavity
Lee Bullet Mold .45-70 caliber, .459" diameter, 405 grain, hollow base U.S. 1873 Government mold, single cavity
Part Number: LEE-90268
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Price: $26.99
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Lee Bullet Mold .45-70 caliber, .457" diameter, 405 grain, flat nose, solid base BPCR mold, double cavity
Lee Bullet Mold .45-70 caliber, .457" diameter, 405 grain, flat nose, solid base BPCR mold, double cavity
Part Number: LEE-90374
Availability: In Stock
Price: $22.59
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LEE Classic Cast Reloader Press,
for pistol or rifle cartridges
LEE Classic Cast Reloader Press, for pistol or rifle cartridges
Part Number: LEE-90998
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Price: $152.99
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Lee Liquid Alox, 4 oz. bottle
Lee Liquid Alox, 4 oz. bottle
Part Number: LEE-ALOX
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Price: $5.99
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Special Restrictions Apply
Not available for export outside the U.S.A.
Only ground shipping to a physical street address in the continental 48 states. Can not be shipped to a P.O. Box.
LEE Loading Dies,
caliber .45-70 Gov't,
including shell holder
LEE Loading Dies, caliber .45-70 Gov't, including shell holder
Part Number: LEE-DIE-45-70
Availability: In Stock
Price: $36.99
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LEE Neck Expander Die,
7/8-14 thread,
for our neck expander plugs
or powder compression plugs,
each sold separately
LEE Neck Expander Die, 7/8-14 thread, for our neck expander plugs or powder compression plugs, each sold separately
Part Number: LEE-DIE-45-EX
Availability: In Stock
Price: $13.99
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Handles, for bullet mold, LEE Commercial mold handles for six cavity molds, also fit Lyman, RCBS and similar mold blocks.
Handles, for bullet mold, LEE Commercial mold handles for six cavity molds, also fit Lyman, RCBS and similar mold blocks.
Part Number: LEE-HANDLE
Availability: In Stock
Price: $16.99
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Shell holder, #8, by LEE, for 38-56, 40-65,& 45-70 to .45-120
Shell holder, #8, by LEE, for 38-56, 40-65,& 45-70 to .45-120
Part Number: LEE-SHELL-08
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.99
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SPG Bullet Lubricant,
one 1-1/4 ounce stick, for Black or Smokeless Powder
SPG Bullet Lubricant, one 1-1/4 ounce stick, for Black or Smokeless Powder
Part Number: LUBE-SPG
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.49
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Bullet Mold,
.457" diameter, 405 grain bullet mold,
single cavity steel mold blocks,
by Lyman
Bullet Mold, .457" diameter, 405 grain bullet mold, single cavity steel mold blocks, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-457-193
Availability: In Stock
Price: $78.99
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Case Lube,
2 oz. bottle, by Lyman
Case Lube, 2 oz. bottle, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-CASE-LUBE
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Price: $5.99
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Case Lube Pad,
by Lyman
Case Lube Pad, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-CASE-PAD
Availability: In Stock
Price: $8.89
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Lyman Three Die Set,
for .45-70 Government
Lyman Three Die Set, for .45-70 Government
Part Number: LYMAN-DIE-45-70
Availability: In Stock
Price: $55.99
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Handles for large mold blocks,
by Lyman,
fits all current single and double cavity molds
Handles for large mold blocks, by Lyman, fits all current single and double cavity molds
Part Number: LYMAN-H-L
Availability: In Stock
Price: $41.99
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.457" Sizing & Lube die,
by Lyman
.457" Sizing & Lube die, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-HI-457
Availability: In Stock
Price: $31.59
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.458" Sizing & Lube die,
by Lyman
.458" Sizing & Lube die, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-HI-458
Availability: In Stock
Price: $31.59
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.459" Sizing & Lube die,
by Lyman
.459" Sizing & Lube die, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-HI-459
Availability: In Stock
Price: $31.59
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Shell holder #17,
by Lyman,
fits .40-65 & .45-70 to .45-120
Shell holder #17, by Lyman, fits .40-65 & .45-70 to .45-120
Part Number: LYMAN-SHELL-17
Availability: In Stock
Price: $8.29
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Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW,
patch grease,
for match shooting & cold weather hunting,
one 8 oz. tin
Trapper's MINK OIL TALLOW, patch grease, for match shooting & cold weather hunting, one 8 oz. tin
Part Number: MINK-OIL
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Price: $6.99
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Cleaning Patches, 2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .30 to .40 caliber
Cleaning Patches, 2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .30 to .40 caliber
Part Number: OX-CLEAN-45C
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Price: $2.99
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Track's Catalog 18,
Out of Print
Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
Track's Catalog 18, Out of Print Please use our FREE on-line catalog and web site.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
Availability: Book is no longer being printed or produced. Once we sell through our remaining inventory, item will no longer be available.  We will not be getting any more in.
Price: $10.00
  
 
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