U.S. Springfield rifles, Ammo, & Accessories.  
Erskine S. Allin patent for the 1865 Springfield conversion. 1st Allin breech loading firearm.
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Erskine S. Allin patent for the 1865 Springfield conversion. 1st Allin breech loading firearm.

U.S. Rifle, Model 1865
1st Allin alteration
Cal.58/60-500 rimfire
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U.S. Rifle, Model 1865
1st Allin alteration
Cal.58/60-500 rimfire

1865 .58 cal. 1st Allin Springfield.
Quantity made: 5005
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1865 .58 cal. 1st Allin Springfield.
Quantity made: 5005

U.S. Rifle, Model 1866
2nd Allin alteration
Cal. 50/70-450
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U.S. Rifle, Model 1866
2nd Allin alteration
Cal. 50/70-450
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Patent # 68099 for an improvement on a 1866 Springfield Trapdoor extractor that was never incorporated. When the 1868 and future models were introduced, a modified version of the extractor was implemented.
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Patent # 68099 for an improvement on a 1866 Springfield Trapdoor extractor that was never incorporated. When the 1868 and future models were introduced, a modified version of the extractor was implemented.

U.S. Rifle, Models; 1868, 1870, 1873, 1879
Cal. 50/70-450 & 45/70-500
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U.S. Rifle, Models; 1868, 1870, 1873, 1879
Cal. 50/70-450 & 45/70-500

1868 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle
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1868 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle

U.S. Cadet Rifle Models; 1868, 1869, 1869 Improved
Cal.50/55-430
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U.S. Cadet Rifle Models; 1868, 1869, 1869 Improved
Cal.50/55-430

Col. Benton & R.T. Hare's experimental detachable quick loading blocks for .50 cal; 1870 Springfield.
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Col. Benton & R.T. Hare's experimental detachable quick loading blocks for .50 cal; 1870 Springfield.
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Erskine S. Allin trapdoor Springfield Cartouche is a interlocking script "ESA" placed on the left side of the stock after final inspection.
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Erskine S. Allin trapdoor Springfield Cartouche is a interlocking script "ESA" placed on the left side of the stock after final inspection.

.50-70 chamber & cartridge specs
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.50-70 chamber & cartridge specs

1927 prices for 50Cal Government Standard Ball.
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1927 prices for 50Cal Government Standard Ball.
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1870 .50 caliber carbine
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1870 .50 caliber carbine
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1870 .50 cal Carbine Note the rear sight differences. This is a early one, with a total of 362 produced at the Springfield Armory.
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1870 .50 cal Carbine Note the rear sight differences. This is a early one, with a total of 362 produced at the Springfield Armory.

1870 .50 cal Carbine 2
The US government should have taken a clue from their primary adversary, the American Indian, who preferred the carbine for it's handiness.
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1870 .50 cal Carbine 2
The US government should have taken a clue from their primary adversary, the American Indian, who preferred the carbine for it's handiness.

Springfield-Jones
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Springfield-Jones

trapdoor
Metcalfe's detachable cartridge block on 1870 Springfield 50-70.
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Metcalfe's detachable cartridge block on 1870 Springfield 50-70.
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Experimental loading systems for 1870 U.S. Springfield trapdoors by Ira Merrill, Gen. Hagner, & James Stillman, None were ever incorporated for standard use on the rifles.
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Experimental loading systems for 1870 U.S. Springfield trapdoors by Ira Merrill, Gen. Hagner, & James Stillman, None were ever incorporated for standard use on the rifles.

Carrying two cartridge boxes with 40 rounds of ammunition warranted the use of extra support with a waist belt and shoulder straps.
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Carrying two cartridge boxes with 40 rounds of ammunition warranted the use of extra support with a waist belt and shoulder straps.

Elliot cartridge box holds 24 45/70 cartridges. The No. 2 below holds 24 .50/70's. L. F. Bruce's stop, holds the breech block open better while riding a horse.
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Elliot cartridge box holds 24 45/70 cartridges. The No. 2 below holds 24 .50/70's. L. F. Bruce's stop, holds the breech block open better while riding a horse.

Elliott box 1
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Elliott box 1

Elliott box 2
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Elliott box 2

Elliott box 3
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Elliott box 3
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Elliott box 4
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Elliott box 4
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Elliott box 5
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Elliott box 5

Elliott box
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Elliott box

Trowel bayonets
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Trowel bayonets

Trowel bayonets
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Trowel bayonets

Blunt oval target.
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Blunt oval target.

45-70 Army target Col. H.C. Merriam
Fort Laramie, Wyoming   1886
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45-70 Army target Col. H.C. Merriam
Fort Laramie, Wyoming 1886

Target sizes, 3rd class 4X6', 2nd class 6' square, 1st 6X12'
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Target sizes, 3rd class 4X6', 2nd class 6' square, 1st 6X12'

1884 Ft. Snelling Marksman certificate signed by Captain Stanhope E. Blunt.
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1884 Ft. Snelling Marksman certificate signed by Captain Stanhope E. Blunt.

1884 Chief of Ordnance report showing Material like repair parts and reloading tools on hand and issued. .50 caliber rifles and ammunition were still being issued to various units and schools.
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1884 Chief of Ordnance report showing Material like repair parts and reloading tools on hand and issued. .50 caliber rifles and ammunition were still being issued to various units and schools.

Early square Creedmoor targets
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Early square Creedmoor targets

Creedmoor targets cir. 1892
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Creedmoor targets cir. 1892

1883 patent #271883 issued to H.T.Martin for a auxiliary rifle barrel used in a Trapdoor to change it from  .45 to .32.
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1883 patent #271883 issued to H.T.Martin for a auxiliary rifle barrel used in a Trapdoor to change it from .45 to .32.

Experimental 1868 pistol
No more than two or three were actually made by Springfield.
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Experimental 1868 pistol
No more than two or three were actually made by Springfield.
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U.S. Pistol Model 1869
Cal. 50/45-350 cadet 
about 50 made
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U.S. Pistol Model 1869
Cal. 50/45-350 cadet
about 50 made
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U.S. Pistol Model 1869
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U.S. Pistol Model 1869

1869 Springfield trapdoor .50/45-350  pistol. all were marked "Dec 1869"
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1869 Springfield trapdoor .50/45-350 pistol. all were marked "Dec 1869"

Springfield Pistol model 1869.
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Springfield Pistol model 1869.
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US Springfield pistols.
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US Springfield pistols.

 U.S. Model 1865 .50 Rim fire Navy Remington Rolling Block Pistol.
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U.S. Model 1865 .50 Rim fire Navy Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

Rem. pistol
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Rem. pistol
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U.S. model 1867 Navy Remington rolling block pistol .50 centerfire
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U.S. model 1867 Navy Remington rolling block pistol .50 centerfire
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U.S. model 1867 Navy Remington Rolling Block Pistol.
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U.S. model 1867 Navy Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

U.S. model 1871 Army Remington rolling block pistol .50 centerfire
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U.S. model 1871 Army Remington rolling block pistol .50 centerfire

U.S. M-1870 Navy Rolling Block Rifle
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U.S. M-1870 Navy Rolling Block Rifle

U.S. Navy Model 1869
Cal.50/70-450
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U.S. Navy Model 1869
Cal.50/70-450

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