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Old January 26, 2012, 01:48 PM   #5
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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As I understand it, most of the 1864 variant of the Model 1863 Springfield, total production about 250,000, were converted to Trapdoors starting right after the war.

As such, they're considered to be a bit rarer than previous Springfield models and tend to command something of a premium.

For $50 I'd take my chances.

If I got a total piece of crap, I'd have a wall hanger.

If I got lucky, I'd have a relatively valuable rifled musket.
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