SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, USA
A 50-70 SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE-RIFLE, MODEL'1868 TRAPDOOR', serial no. 39961,
for between 1868-72, with round 32 1/2in. barrel, block and blade fore-sight, folding ladder rear-sight, top of breech-block dated '1870' and marked with an eagle's head above crossed arrows and 'U.S', 'Allin' closure catch, plain top-tang, plain lock of civil war style dated 1863 on the tail and marked 'U.S. SPRINGFIELD' together with an eagle and shield device forwards of the hammer, walnut three-quarter stock, iron furniture and flat-tipped jag-ended clearing-rod, some surface corrosion spotting and staining, 51 1/2in. overall, weight approximately 9lbs.
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament