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MODEL 1876 TRAPDOOR COMBINATION TOOL:  An Indian War period U.S. Army issue Model 1876 Combination Tool for the Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor .45/70 Carbines and Rifles, and for the Colt and Smith and Wesson Revolvers. 

This tool, modified from the Model 1863 Springfield Combination Tool, incorporates a “U” shaped cut which served as a mainspring clamp and the two different sizes of screwdrivers necessary to dismount and maintain these firearms.  

The Model 1876 Combination Tool was produced for a relatively short period, being replaced by the more familiar Model 1879 Combination Tool, hence the Model 1876 is less often encountered in today’s market.  This specimen is in excellent condition.  See Gun Tools, Their History and Identification, Shaffer, Rutledge, and Dorsey, page 168 for more information. (1014) $50


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