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Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:03:13 pm »
I really don't need an extra.  So feeling out who might want one.  Very good shooter.  Would like the $800ppd to you that I basically have in it.  If any GAF member is interested, let me know and I will try and take some pictures if the weather will ever allow it.

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 07:23:41 am »
intersted.......but broke........

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 08:10:11 am »
Without having seen it, that sounds like a pretty good deal.  I highly recommend the '68.  I shot one at last year's DOM Muster, and they are fun!
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 10:23:14 am »
Do you have pictures?  Does it have a shootable bore?
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 11:11:07 am »
If you still have it in July bring it with you to the DoM Muster and we'll try to find a home for it then.  ::) As a matter of fact I'd suggest that anyone having anything to sell or trade bring it with you to the muster.
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 12:38:53 pm »
Let's be careful selling firearms across state lines. :o
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 01:48:32 pm »
Good Point make sure to follow all applicapable laws
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 02:20:04 pm »
Well as it is pre-1898 its probably safe.  Buy yes, states all have their own issues.

If I still have it I will bring it, but I;d like to move it before then.  The bore is shootable, when I got it the thing looked rusted out, we ran a wire brush through it and it looked good, fired several rounds that were rather accurate, hoppes boresnaked it and realized it was quite nice bore and rifling.  At some point someone has used cosmoline on.in it and that accounted for what look like rust, just dried cosmo (which stains your hands like nothing else during cleaning)...ugh

Will try and get some pictures of it this week or weekend and post it since there is some interest.  I may also be parting with an unconverted M1888 Commission Rifle from Styer.

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 05:11:54 pm »
Dangit!  Want one of these, but blew the cash reseverves on a 45 Chevy truck for the boy!
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 05:34:08 pm »
Would love it but low funds, how many loaves of homemade bread would it take? ;D
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 05:54:41 pm »
Let me get pics, I am REAL easy to work with on payments too guys!

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 10:46:41 pm »
Dangit!  Want one of these, but blew the cash reseverves on a 45 Chevy truck for the boy!

Is that a typo?  I think a 1945 Chevy would be a pretty rare bird...probably more rare than the rifle in question. I didn't think they started making very many for the civilian market before '46 or so.

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 11:31:41 pm »
Is that a typo?  I think a 1945 Chevy would be a pretty rare bird...probably more rare than the rifle in question. I didn't think they started making very many for the civilian market before '46 or so.

I wondered that too, 42's are rare and when the produced again they were 46's.
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 01:54:20 pm »
Its a 1.5 ton flatbed truck.  They did not build a lot, but you could get one if you could prove need. Used the same build codes 1942-45, basicly this is a 1942 built in 45.  Its indeed a war built truck, no chrome, all the trim is painted, with several leather grommets where peacetime vehicles would have rubber.   Got it to haul our 1939 John Deere B to antique tractor pulls.  ;D

FT, if that rifle is still around in July, we may have to talk!   :)
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2012, 02:05:33 pm »
OK, that makes sense.  You gonna rebuilt the babbit beater or find a 235 to overhaul?
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 03:33:45 pm »
Del, I'll make a new topic just for this.  Rest of you, back to FTs Springield!
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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2012, 05:10:55 pm »
FINALLY!  A clear day (it feels like monsoon season here in San Antonio).

Here are the pics.  It does need a cleaning and if I was going to keep it I would steam the dents out of the stock and linseed oil it.  The bore is very good and shootable, but also needs a cleaning.  I have shot it with MilSpec service loads and it did wonderful! After running a wirebrush and boresnake thought it, my gunsmith (one of the best) and a long time .50-70 collector both gave it a seal of approval (not easy from these guys).

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 05:13:21 pm »
More Pics

Notice the cartouches

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 05:16:04 pm »
Still More Pics

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2012, 05:16:49 pm »
And the last Pics

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2012, 09:34:29 am »
Someone take this rifle.  I could get myself into a bit of trouble with CINCHOMEFRONT if i drool over it longer...

Between setting up the youngster with her crickett rifle (in pink) and 22 revolver (with pink grips) and my converted 1866 (to shoot 44 ruskie don't ya know) and a second R&S c&b revolver and gear to shoot the now pair... Daddy Cowboy funds are quite low...

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2012, 01:36:17 pm »
Well Daddy Cowboy...I am REAL flexible and easy to work with on payments!  ;)

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Re: Anyone intersted in a M1868 .50-70 Springfield
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2012, 05:25:15 pm »
Also, going to start pulling guns out of storage from my father's estate and selling off my extras in the next few weeks and selling excess.  At this time I know some of the things I am planning on getting rid of include"

Colt M1896 or M1901 revolver (have to look at it again)
German M1888 Rifle (not Turkish and not converted for stripper clips)
M1888 Ramrod Bayonet Trapdoor Springfield
Swedish M94 Cavalry carbine
old Damascus double barrel 12 gauge
M1891 Italian Carcano long rifle
Pre WW2 Browning Auto 5 Shotgun

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