John J. Hayes Historical Collectibles

 
Early Indian Trapdoor & Scabbard
Early Indian Trapdoor & Scabbard

​This outfit certainly has the right look. The stock has been shaved and has remnants of many old tack holes. The butt plate was removed to be used as a hide scrapper . The trapdoor has a high arch and it stamped 1869 over Eagle w/crossed swords ​. The .50 cal. barrel is 22" and has a matching serial number (5336) with the breech. The action has a 2 click tumbler which still ​works as it should. It appears that at one time the gun had a feather dangle from the front of the trigger guard.  The sinew sown scabbard is a perfect fit and appears to have always been with the gun . ​ We know today that quite a few of these .50 cal. trapdoors were at the ​Battle of the Little Big Horn as spent .50 cal shells have been recovered from  Indian locations during the Battle. Will display nicely in any western collection.   

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