Meachan Conversion of an Allen Conversion of an 1866 Springfield...
Item # 4297
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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
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Meachan Conversion of an Allen Conversion of an 1866 Springfield Musket. 50-70 Cal. MFG. 1866, Trapdoor rifle, 22'' round barrel, SN: None, The 1866 U.S. Springfield Musket was first converted into an Allen Conversion rifle & then was later surplused after being replaced by the government with more modern rifles. The rifle appears to be one of the surplused models altered to a sporting configuration. During 1883 Hartley & Graham bought surplus Trapdoor rifles from the U.S. Government & had them converted (possibly by Whitney) into beautiful sporting rifles to satisfy demand from the Western Buffalo Trade. Many of these rifles were marketed by E. C. Meacham of Saint Louis, often leading to them to being referred to as ''Meacham Rifles''. This commercial conversion carries a 22'' round barrel with a flip-up leaf rear sight & a Rocky Mountain front blade sight. The rifle retains the original, 'long wrist' stock, which has been shortened into a Schnabel forend with buffalo horn insert. It retains much of the original conversion finish, with very few handling marks. The left side of the stock carries a saddle ring & bar. The stock is mounted with a US marked metal buttplate. The barrel carries a mottled gray finish. The rifle retains the original, ''1866'' marked, breech block & 1864 lock plate. The bore is very good. The overall condition of the conversion is excellent. Nice example.* No FFL Req. - Value: 1800 to 3000



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