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1873 Trapdoor parade model value

GunHawkeGunHawke Member Posts: 576 ✭✭✭
edited June 2008 in Ask the Experts
Hello from the sunny and soaked south [8D],

(We're not as bad as you mid-westerners....wish you the best!)

I have a Springfield Trapdoor 45/70 nickel plated rifle that was used for parades etc. The barrel was trimmed down for ease of handling, but the gun is actually very nice with a serial number in the 69xxx range.

I know....it's nickel and shortened...but it sure is pretty and original. Any idea as to possible value? Otherwise I just might add a new front sight and shoot the sucker (being careful of pressures).

As always, THANKS,

Jim
GunHawke

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