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Old February 10, 2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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1870 Navy Springfield

I have Just came across an 1870 Navy springfield and was wondering roughly what its worth. It seems to be a rolling block and says US Navy Springfield, Remington on it. It also has the Navy Eagle over the US Springfield. If anyone can help me with a value of this it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old February 11, 2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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I don't know a dollar value, but that is a good catch.
Flayderman says they made 22,013 of them, of which the first 10,000 were rejected because the rear sight was only 1/2" in front of the receiver instead of the specified 3 1/8". The rejects went to France for the Franco Prussian War and are scarce here.
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Old February 11, 2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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Do you think that $500.00 would be a good investment?
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Old February 11, 2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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It is if you are set up for or interested in .50-70 or know somebody willing to pay $600.
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Old February 11, 2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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Mikenbarb, you don't mention condition. In good shape, $500 would be a good deal even if it is one the Navy rejects. If it is a real dog, you would be at best borderline.

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Old February 11, 2008, 09:14 PM   #6
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Sorry I forgot to mention the condition. It seems to be around 85-90% NRA condition. The bore is suprisingly clean with no rust or pits and the stock has a couple of dings. The finish is approx 95% original with little wear. The reciever has a couple tiny dings also. All of the lettering is great with very little wear of the moving parts. I think im going to purchase it and go to the range this weekend and make some fire and smoke. Also, Its one of the improved ones after the sight problem was corrected.
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