The 45-70 Springfield,
5th Edition, Revised and Expanded,
a detailed reference guide,
by Joe Poyer and Craig Riesch
Part Number: BOOK-45-70-S
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A part-by-part examination of the trapdoor Springfield rifle and carbine, with illustrations showing the variations found within serial number ranges.

Parts from various models became mixed, as arms were returned to the arsenal, for repair or upgrade. Learn if your 45-70 Springfield is assembled from the correct as-issued parts.

An important reference for serious collectors. Soft cover, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" volume of 274 pages, filled with original illustrations, details, and facts. This is an ideal reference book, when inspecting an 1873 Springfield rifle, found at a gun show.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Foreword
    • Conventions
  • Introduction
    • Breechloading Rifle for the Infantry
    • Breechloading Carbines for Mounted Troops
    • The U.S. .45-70 Springfield Rifle and Carbine
    • Marksmanship Training
    • Models of the .45-70 Springfiled Rifle
  • Stocks
    • Common Stock Features
    • Master Armorer's Cartouche
    • Firing Proof Cartouche
    • Rifle Stocks - Specific Features
    • Carbine Stocks - Specific Features
    • Cadet Rifle Stocks
    • Points to Watch For - All Stocks
    • On Carbine Stocks Only
    • Stock Inspectors Marks
  • Barrels
    • Common Points
    • Exceptions
    • Points to Watch For
  • Breech Blocks
    • Points of Difference
    • Breech Block Types
      • First Variation Breech Block
      • Second Variation Breech Block
      • Third Variation Breech Block
      • Fourth Variation Breech Block
      • Fifth Variation Breech Block
      • Sixth Variation Breech Block
      • Seventh Variation Breech Block
    • Cam Latch
    • Firing Pin
    • Firing Pin Spring
    • Breech Block Cap and Screw


  • Receiver Assembly
    • Ejector Assembly
      • Ejector Stud
      • Ejector Spring and Spindle
      • Extractor
    • Hinge Pin
    • Breech Screw (Tang)
  • Lock Work
    • Lock Plate
      • First Variation Lock Plate
      • Second Variation Lock Plate
      • Third Variation Lock Plate
      • Fourth Variation Lock Plate
    • Mainspring
    • Tumbler
    • Bridle
    • Sear
    • Sear Spring
    • Lock Plate Side Screws
    • Side Screw Washers
    • Bridle Screw
    • Bridle/Sear Screw
    • Sear Spring Screw
    • Hammer
      • First Variation
      • Second Variation
      • Third Variation
    • Hammer Screw
  • Trigger Assemblies
    • First Variation
    • Second Variation
    • Third Variation
    • Trigger Guard Plate
      • Trigger
      • Trigger Guard Bow
      • Trigger Guard Bow Nuts
      • Guard Bow Swivel
  • Barrel Bands and Carbine Sling Bar
    • Model 1873 Barrel Bands
    • Model 1873 Rear Barrel Band
    • Model 1873 Rifle Front Barrel Band
    • Model 1873 Carbine Barrel Band
    • Model 1874 Barrel Bands
    • Model 1874 Rifle Front Barrel Band
    • Model 1874 Carbine Barrel Band
    • Cadet Front Barrel Band
    • Barrel Band Changes
    • Model 1890 Carbine Rear Sight Protector Barrel Band
    • Barrel Band Springs
    • Sling Swivels
    • Rear Sling Swivels
    • Upper Sling Swivel
    • Stacking Swivel
    • Carbine Sling Bar and Ring
  • Sights
    • Front Sight Stud
    • Front Sight Variations
      • M1873 Rifle Sight
      • M1873 Cadet Rifle Sight
      • M1873 Carbine Sight
    • Rear Sights
      • Model 1873, First Issue Rifle/Cadet Rifle Sight
      • Model 1873, Fist Issue Carbine Sight
      • Model 1877, First Variation Rifle/Cadet Rifle Sight
      • Model 1877, Second Variation Rifle/Cadet Rifle Sight
      • Model 1877, Third Variation Rifle/Cadet Rifle Sight
      • Model 1877 Carbine Sight
      • Model 1877, First Variation Carbine Sight
      • Model 1877, Second Variation Carbine Sight
      • Model 1877, Third Variation Carbine Sight
      • Model 1879 Rear Sight Series
      • Model 1879 First Variation
      • Model 1879, Second Variation
      • Model 1879, Third Variation
      • Model 1879, Fourth Variation
      • Model 1879, Fifth Variation
      • Model 1879, Sixth Variation
      • Buffington Rear Sight (AKA Model 1884 Rear Sight)
    • Rear Sight Screws
  • Furniture
    • Nose Cap
    • Butt Plates
      • Model 1873 Butt Plate for Rifle and Carbine
      • Model 1877 Carbine Butt Plate
      • Model 1881 Rifle and Cadet Rifle Butt Plate
      • Model 1881 Carbine Butt Plate
      • Model 1888 Round Rod Bayonet Rifle Butt Plate
      • Cadet Rifle Butt Plate
    • Ramrods
      • Model 1873 Rifle Ramrod
      • First Variation Model 1873 Ramrod
      • Second Variation Model 1873 Ramrod
      • Third Variation Model 1873 Ramrod
      • Model 1888 Round Rod Bayonet
      • Cadet Rifle Ramrods
      • Carbine Ramrods
      • Barracks Cleaning Rod
    • Ramrod Stop
    • Front Sight Cover
    • First Issue Rifle and Carbine Sight Cover
    • Second Issue Front Sight Cover
  • Bayonets, Knives and Accessories
    • Model 1873 Bayonet, First Variation
    • Model 1873 Bayonet, Second Variation
    • Cadet Rifle Bayonet
    • Bayonet Scabbard
      • Model 1870 Pattern Hoffman Limited Swivel Scabbard
      • Model 1874 Swivel Scabbard
      • Model 1874 Cadet Scabbard
      • Model 1885 Swivel Scabbard
    • Trowel Bayonet
    • Model 1880 Hunting Knife
    • Model 1880 Hunting Knife Scabbards
    • Model 1890 Entrenching Knife
    • Pistol Grips
      • First Variation
      • Second Variation
    • Slings
      • Rifle Slings
      • Carbine Slings
    • Carbine Boots
  • Markings -- A Summary
    • Stock Markings
      • Armory Master Armorer's Cartouche-- 1873 to 1877
      • Armory Master Armorer's Cartouche-- From 1879
      • Firing Proof Cartouche
    • Barrel Markings
    • Breech Block Markings
      • Serial Numbers/Receivers
    • Lock Plate Assembly
      • Hammer
    • Rear Sights
    • Trigger Plate
      • Trigger Guard Bow
    • Barrel Bands
    • Butt Plate
    • Stacking Swivel
    • Ramrod Stop
    • Bayonets
    • Bayonet Scabbards
  • Tools
    • Model 1855 Mainspring Vise
    • Model 1866 Bandspring and Punch
    • Model 1870 and Model 1873 Combination Tool
    • Model 1870 Combination Screwdriver
    • Model 1875 Headless Shell Extractor
    • Model 1876 Screwdriver
    • Model 1879 Combination Screwdriver
    • Model 1882 Headless Shell Extractor
  • Ammunition Carriers
    • Cartridge Boxes
      • Hagner Cartridge Box, No. 1
      • Hagner Cartridge Box, No. 2
      • Pattern 1874 Dyer Pouch
      • Pattern 1874 McKeever Cartridge Box
      • Hazen Moveable Cartridge Loops
    • Cartridge Belts and Belt Plates
      • Cartridge Belts
        • Pattern 1876 Cartridge Belt
        • Pattern 1880 Cartridge Belt (Mills)
        • Pattern 1885 Cartridge Belt (Mills)
        • Pattern 1894 Cartridge Belt (Mills)
      • Belt Plates
        • Pattern 1880 (Mills)
        • U.S. Arsenal-Manufactured Plates
        • Pattern 1886 Plate
        • Pattern 1887 Plate
    • Ammunition
    • Appendices
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