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I looked at a Joslyn rifle (not a carbine) today. This one was built as a rifle using 1865 Springfield components.
Original caliber was .50-60 rimfire IIRC, but this one was converted to .50-70 in the 1870's for the foreign market. I think they eventually ended up at Bannerman's and were sold off to the civilian market.
This one is a rusty dusty, but appears complete.
Any ideas on a value?
 

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These were the first breech loading general issue Rifle produced by Springfield. For years they were considered modifications, but research has has proved that erronious I have heard that some of these have been excavated at CW battle sites, but it may be wishful thinking. A crisp, shiny minty one would bring near 4000 to the guy who's gotta have one. They are very uncommon.
 

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Thanks for the responses.
This one is complete, but attic condition at best with a sewer bore. No finish, just rust. Would clean up some after disassembly, steel wool oil and many hours of labor.
He thought it was a trapdoor springfield. He wants $1000 but it isn't worth that much, at least to me and others that have seen it.
 
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