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SN NSN. Cal. 50-70. Usual configuration with 36-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 2-position rear sight graduated to three different ranges. The attached conversion breech block is marked “1866” with a Springfield eagle’s head proof. Lockplate has standard Springfield markings with a small eagle and the date “1864”. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with three bands and 2-pc trigger guard with musket buttplate. Front of trigger guard & middle band have sling wires. Left side panel of stock has two crisp cartouches “RPB” (Robert P. Beals) in a rectangle and “ESA” (Erskine S. Allin) in an oval. Bottom of forestock has a slotted head ram rod. While the Allin conversion rifles are not uncommon, they are extraordinarily rare with orig finish. They usually saw hard service and most were relegated to the scrap pile with the advent of the Model 1873 trapdoor rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl may have been lightly cleaned around the breech area to clean some fine pitting, otherwise metal retains most of its orig bright finish. Breech block & extension retain most of their orig black, oil-quenched case hardening, while the lockplate & hammer retain all of their brilliant case colors. Wood is crisp with sharp, clean edges, a few tiny storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 50997-1 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2125

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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