U.S. Model 1868 Breechloading Rifle,
.50-70 Government, 32-1/2" barrel,
walnut stock, 1863 dated lock plate, 1870 dated breech block
Part Number: AAS-547
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Price: $1,499.00
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The U.S. Model 1868 Breech Loading rifles were a continuation of the process designed by Erskin S. Allin to convert muzzleloading firearms to centerfire cartridge rifles. The 1868 Model model features a shorter barrel, only two barrel bands, a riveted thumbpiece rather than screwed, as well as some other minor improvements over the Model 1866 Allin conversion.

Converted from a Model 1863 Springfield muzzleloader the process to bore the muzzleloading barrel then, line, rifle, and chamber to accept the .50 centerfire, or .50-70 Government cartridge was approved by the procurement board, but it is noted that most 1868 rifles had barrels rolled from steel blanks rather than lining. The barrel is 32-1/2" from the muzzle to the front of the action. The barrels were issued armoury bright, and this barrel has aged to gray with scattered brown speckles. The bore is rifled with three lands and grooves with a 1 in 42" rate of twist. The bore has a frosted appearance with some scattered light pitting visible. The barrel is fitted with a folding leaf sight that used the original 1863 Springfield base with a taller ladder calibrated to 900 yards.

The stock does not appear to have been sanded and the two cartouche marks are present, although faint. The wood has scattered handling marks from 150+ years of handling. The rounded buttplate comb is stamped U.S.. The breech block is stamped 1870 over a upraised eagle's head over crossed arrows and U.S. This door appears to be a later replacement based on the serial number and the much better finish on the door. The barrel is mounted with two barrel bands secured with band springs. The bands are mounted with small U stamp positioned with the open end toward the muzzle. The forward sling swivel is mounted to the forward band. All of the iron furniture, lock, and barrel have a gray with speckled brown patina. The rounded toe shows has small dents and dings. The triggerguard is secured with screws. The sling swivels are mounted to the front bow of the triggerguard and forward barrel band. The cleaning rod is original with shoulder to secure it in the ramrod channel.

The 1863 Springfield lock was has aged to a speckled gray brown appearance. The lock plate is marked with a 1863 manufacture date at the tail. The front of the plate is stamped with a eagle and U.S. over Springfield. This lock functions very well with a strong mainspring, and secure half cock notch. The breech and action are marked with a matching 23, xxx serial number.

A good serviceable example of this early U.S. black powder cartridge infantry rifle. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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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
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Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .48 to .50 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .48 to .50 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Part Number: BORE-MOP-50-10
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Bore brush, bronze, for .50 caliber, 10-32 thread
Bore brush, bronze, for .50 caliber, 10-32 thread
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Cartridge Case,
.50-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
by Starline,
each piece, no minimum order
Cartridge Case, .50-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, by Starline, each piece, no minimum order
Part Number: CASE-50-70
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1.37
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Cartridge Case,
.50-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
by Starline,
100 pieces
Cartridge Case, .50-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, by Starline, 100 pieces
Part Number: CASE-50-70-PACK-100
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Price: $119.00
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Cartridge Case,
.50-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
by Starline,
250 pieces
Cartridge Case, .50-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, by Starline, 250 pieces
Part Number: CASE-50-70-PACK-250
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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
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Price: $24.52
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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.
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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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 7/16" rod, 10-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .50 caliber, 7/16" rod, 10-32 thread
Part Number: JS-50-7-10
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Lee Bullet Mold, 50-70 caliber, .515 diameter, 450 grain, flat nose, solid base BPCR mold, double cavity
Lee Bullet Mold, 50-70 caliber, .515 diameter, 450 grain, flat nose, solid base BPCR mold, double cavity
Part Number: LEE-90255
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Price: $22.59
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Lee Bullet Mold,
.50-70 Gov't caliber, .515" diameter, 500 grain,
flat nose, solid base BPCR mold, double cavity
Lee Bullet Mold, .50-70 Gov't caliber, .515" diameter, 500 grain, flat nose, solid base BPCR mold, double cavity
Part Number: LEE-90266
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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
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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
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Bullet Mold,
.515" diameter, 425 grain bullet mold,
single cavity steel mold blocks,
by Lyman
Bullet Mold, .515" diameter, 425 grain bullet mold, single cavity steel mold blocks, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-515-141
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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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Case Lube Pad,
by Lyman
Case Lube Pad, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-CASE-PAD
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Price: $8.89
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Lyman Three Die Set,
for .50-70 Government
Lyman Three Die Set, for .50-70 Government
Part Number: LYMAN-DIE-50-70
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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
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Shell holder #22,
by Lyman,
fits .50-70 & .50-90
Shell holder #22, by Lyman, fits .50-70 & .50-90
Part Number: LYMAN-SHELL-22
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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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Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
Cleaning Patches, 2-1/2" diameter, bag of 100, pure cotton flannel, for .45 to .58 caliber
Part Number: OX-CLEAN-58C
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.50 caliber rifle Wool Wad,
bag of 100 dry felt wads
.50 caliber rifle Wool Wad, bag of 100 dry felt wads
Part Number: OX-WAD-50-D
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Ramrod, 7/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
Ramrod, 7/16" hickory, 48" long, brass tip, 10-32 thread
Part Number: RAMROD-7-10-B
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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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