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    Question 1885 springfield

    even worth keeping a1885 Springfield with stock for end cut down?

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    What's the bore condition and what does the rest look like? Forends can be repaired. The stock could even be replaced for a good shooter or barrel cut down and made into a carbine.
    It really depends on what you want. I have an 1866 2nd Allen conversion with a cut down stock. Bore is pretty worn so I don't shoot it. It makes a nice wall hanger in my home office.
    If you haven't already, Post on the trapdoor forum.
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    not 1885 trapdor-1865 closed breech

    1865 Springfield cut down forend, i can read, but this gun is my first springfield
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    Of course we pictured a 45/70 trapdoor...yes, this is a musket. Still you could splice a new front to it, it's been done. You could just shoot it as is. The stock would be hard to find here. Then you're putting way more money into something you shouldn't I think...but I should talk.
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    This is what the early TD's were made out of. Most of 'em were converted to breech loaders. I think it's actually an 1861 Musket made in 1865, but that's a very WHAG. Any reference to the Model 1865 is about the Allin conversion to a TD. Springfield Model 1865 | Military Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia
    I'm not seeing any stocks on any of the assorted BP parts sites. Probably best to clean it, oil it and hang it over your mantle rather than spend any money on it.
    It missing the rear sight too?
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    Could be heresy but the stock could be about the right length for a cadet rifle.
    If it were Mine I would splice a new fore-end to it because barrels aren't getting any longer. Someones already soldered a ramrod thimble to it so it could be covered up.
    Ive seen a lot of assorted parts for rifles like that at the antique arms show in Baltimore.


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