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    As promised, here are a few shots of the rifle. I have now stripped it to inspect and found no pitting below the woodline. It's a piece of luck that no former owners aggressively cleaned this rifle. The barrel and receiver have some remaining bluing but heavily patinated with a touch of rust. All I've done is wipe it down with an oily rag. As mentioned above, the bore is great. Overall it is in very good mechanical condition and, so-far, everything seems correct. From a quick glance at a book on .45-70 Springfields it appears many of the parts were borrowed from the Trapdoor line- sights, bands, maybe barrel? Also appears to be some kind of oval cartouche on the stock that resembles those on contemporary "Springfields". I didn't bother to photograph pieces while disassembled as jmoore's thread on these rifles covers it all. It is fascinating to contrast this rifle with the earliest bona-fide Lee-Enfields (Lee-Metford Mk I) to see what survivied and what was significantly changed. Now, if I can just locate a magazine!

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    Nice looking old rifle...
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    1879 Magazine

    It took me about ten years to find mine. Finally found one on Gun Broker for $35.00.

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    Have you tried S&S (they have mentioned that from time to time that they have one-off items not advertised) or perhaps Hayes Otoupalik?


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