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The .45-70 rifle cartridge, also known as .45-70 Government, was developed at the U.S. Army's Springfield Armory for use in the Springfield Model 1873, which is known to collectors as the "Trapdoor Springfield." The new cartridge was a replacement for the stop-gap .50-70 Government cartridge, which had been adopted in 1866, one year after the end of the American Civil War.
One Thunder Valley Machine 1874 gatling. This item is in good condition overall. It received some cosmetic damage during an attempted break in at a gun store. It is chambered in 45-70 and it is operational (the number 8 firing pin is weak and will need to...