U.S. Model 1888 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle,
caliber .45-70 Gov't, 32" barrel,
refinished walnut, ramrod bayonet, Buffington rear sight,
antique with bright bore
Part Number: AAR-346
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Price: $999.00
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This full length U. S. Model 1888 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle is in great shootable condition with a bright bore. The walnut stock has been reshaped and refinished. The lock, breech block, and barrel has a silver gray brown finish with a varnish applied over top. The Buffington sight moves freely on both windage and elevation. Fitted with a ramrod bayonet, this adaptation was implemented when the previously adapted Civil War bayonets began to be in short supply.

The stock has been reshaped and refinished at some point during its long life, but it still carries many of the marks and dings of over a century of use. The cartouche and inspector's marks have been removed from the stock in the refinishing process. The trigger guard has the same patina finish as the other iron furniture. No markings are visible on the triggerguard. There is a crack extending from the upper lock bolt washer to the breech block.

The comb extension of the buttplate is stamped with U.S. near the screw. The buttplate has a door, just below the heel to store cleaning tools. The area where the comb transitions into the wrist has been reshaped to make it more pronounced. The serial number, 545xxx is clearly marked on the breech of the rifle. The color case hardening on the trap door has aged to a gray brown. The trap door itself bears the markings U.S. over MODEL over 1884.

The barrel is marked with the V, view proof, over P, firing proof, proof marks. Just below these marks is an upraised eagle head over P. The top of the tapered round barrel is marked with a stamped letter A, an individual inspectors mark.

The cleverly designed Buffington rear sight is the best feature of this trapdoor rifle. The sight is calibrated up to 2,000 yards. The screw adjustments for windage and elevation move freely and the thumbscrews do not have any marks from tools trying to break them free. The front post sight has been replaced with a silver blade.

Forward, the two barrel bands and their springs are in the correct position. Both are marked with the letter U, the open end of which faces forward on the right side of the rifle. The cleaning rod/bayonet is in its correct location, retained by the unique locking mechanism. The original sling swivels are attached to the triggerguard and the front barrel band.

The lock works crisply, the trapdoor action secures correctly, and the trigger release is positive and smooth at about 2 to 3 pounds pressure. This rifle has the improved grooved faced target style trigger, found on later rifles. The lock plate is faintly marked with a forward facing eagle next to U.S. over SPRINGFIELD. The lock, along with the rest of the steel furniture has the same silvery gray brown finish. We note that sear screw appears to have backed out slightly and no longer sits flush with the plate.

This antique 1888 trapdoor rifle has been refinished and is in great shootable condition. It will be a joy to take to the range this summer. 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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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
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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
Availability: In Stock
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.
Track's Catalog 18,
432 pages, full color,
filled with Exact Full Size Photos
of most gun parts.
Track's Catalog 18, 432 pages, full color, filled with Exact Full Size Photos of most gun parts.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
Availability: In Stock
Price: $10.00
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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
Availability: In Stock
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
Availability: In Stock
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: $22.52
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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
Availability: In Stock
Price: $22.52
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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.
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
Availability: In Stock
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
Availability: In Stock
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: $21.99
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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
Availability: Item is currently sold out.
Price: $139.99
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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: $14.99
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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: $3.99
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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: $4.29
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Lyman 310 Die Set,
.45-70 Government,
use large 310 handles
Lyman 310 Die Set, .45-70 Government, use large 310 handles
Part Number: LYMAN-310-4570
Availability: In Stock
Price: $73.99 Closeout
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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: $75.99
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Case Lube,
2 oz. bottle, by Lyman
Case Lube, 2 oz. bottle, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-CASE-LUBE
Availability: In Stock
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: $8.79
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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: $52.59
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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: $40.99
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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: $29.99
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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: $29.99
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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: $29.99
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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: $8.19
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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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