you probably have a civil war percussion rifle that was converted to (trapdoor) 50/70 center fire cartridges. value would depend on condition - wood, metal, bore...........any rust, pitts, etc, etc, etc
I am the one asking the question about the springfield us model 1878 and it's value. I have (2) in very good shape that i acquired a while back and would know the fair market value so when i decide to trade or sell them i can be on an even playing field. you van e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org thank you.
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Hm. Well the real question is, when was it made and where? Springfield are great collectors but only from where they were made and when. Like any other collectible, history behind the item is what gives the value as well. Find out where and when it was made and make sure it is not a copy or a remake. If so then it is worthless.
Difficult to answer because of the number of variations of the 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle. A good place to start looking to identify your specific rifle is: THE U.S. SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE INFORMATION CENTER @ http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/
I found one at a store today for $50.00, in good, serviceable condition. It has a crack in the forarm which looks like it occurred long ago from atmospheric changes.
First, black powder is poured down the barrel, followed by a wad (usually a paper product to hold the gunpowder in place) and then the bullet. The whole assembly is pressed by the ramrod gently. Next, the musket must be primed. If it is a cap and ball musket, the primer is in a cap on the hammer, or hit by the hammer. If it is a flintlock musket, the primer must be manually poured into the primer pan.
You need to know the age of the gun. Use the serial number to research the date of manufacture. I'm not sure exactly when the mandatory steel shot laws came into effect but I know it wasn't in the 70's when I started duck hunting but it has been in effect at least 15 years. If it's older than 1990 I wouldn't. You can always ask a gunsmith or the manufacturer. I just checked. They stopped making that model in the early 70's so it's barrel is not approved for steel shot.
Greetings! The value of any fire arm can vary significantly based on several factors. First and most important is the condition. A Stevens C S R in excelent condition can be worth up to $450.00. On the other hand the same gun on poor condition could fetch as little as $50.00 to $100.00 depending if it is funcional or not. Hope this helps & Good luck
I have an 1896 .30-40 carbine, and have found that the only way I have an ajustment to the horizontal bullet strike on the target is to just "tap" the front sight in the direction you want the bullet to strike the target. My rifle is "sighted in" to be on target at 200 yards when using 180 gr. "core-loks". I figured the Army had taken this into consideration when having the rear sight set for 300yard battle sights. I hold the front sight at the 6 o`clock position on a 6" Bulls Eye at 200 yards, and, even at my age of 69, manage to get acceptable results in the "bulls-eye". Plenty good for "White Tails" in this area. ( Don`t figure these carbines and rifles were intended for target rifles).
I just purchased mine last week and paid 700.00 dollars for a fine rifle made by remington in june of 1943.All numbers match,the finish is great and the stock has all the correct marks with a good original finish.The bore is in good shape also.I have seen them sell for between 450 dollars and up depending on the amount of original finish and a good bore.
The bayonet designed specifically for the M1 Garand also had the nomenclature of M1. However, prior to 1943, M1905 and M1942 bayonets were used. There was also the M1905E1 bayonet, which were older M1905 and M1942 bayonets which had been recalled, had the blade shortened to 10 inches, and were reissued.
If you wish to supply the serial number,I can look up the date of manufacture for you.The serial numbers for the Springfield trapdoor rifles and carbines are in the general domain for people to find.
You can expect a going price of 750 dollars and up depending on correct stock,stock marks and a rifle barrel in good shooting condition.I have seen them range in price from 750-950 dollars on today,s market.I have a Springfield Mark-1 I recently purchased for 750 dollars last month for my collection.
There are 34 towns and cities in the US that have the name Springfield.
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the Springfield rifles fired round bullets or bucks.
Savage Arms might have one,they made the springfield line.Or you could look on the internet.Or try Cornell publications,they might have one.