This original M1878 "Trapdoor" rifle is in good shape and all original. The lock has a nice, crisp action that holds solid on both full and half cock. The lock plate still retains a lot of its original bluing and has crisp, legible markings. The barrel also has strong stamps. The "trapdoor" action works perfectly and the extractor is intact and functional. The breech and breech block show some light hammer marks from a careless former owner, but these are cosmetic only and do not effect the gun.
The barrel is still full length and both the front and rear sight are original and in good condition. The bore and chamber are very nice with crisp, strong rifle and some minor light surface rust about 4" from the muzzle.good shape with strong rifling and minimal pitting.
The furniture is all original and matching. The stock is in good condition with nice edges and good legible inspector's stamps. This 45-70 would be a great shooter or collector's piece.