Springfield Armory 1873 Trapdoor .45-70?

Springfield Armory 1873 Trapdoor .45-70?

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    Springfield Armory 1873 Trapdoor .45-70?

    I found a Springfield Armory 1873 Trapdoor .45-70 for sale. I was wondering what markings I should look for to see if it's legit? How would I find out about some of the history if it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    I found a Springfield Armory 1873 Trapdoor .45-70 for sale. I was wondering what markings I should look for to see if it's legit? How would I find out about some of the history if it is?
    Here ya go:

    http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/

    U.S. Ordnance Dep't Inspectors marks:

    http://www.proofhouse.com/cm/us_inspector.htm
    Last edited by Captain Crunch; January 5th, 2008 at 01:40 AM. Reason: Added 2nd link


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    Thanks for the links. I inherited one of these from my Grandfather and knew very little about it. I just spent the past hour reading up on it and inspecting the one that I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Thanks I'll have to go back down to look at it again...I wish I was rich
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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