Long Range Rifles

Long Range Rifles

Long Range
NRA Very Good = $9,000
NRA Excellent = $20,000

Long range rifles were made over several years (1879-1882). They were originally made for soldiers in the marksmanship program. Therefore, trainers in charge of each team wanted their own designs incorporated into the team's rifles. Some requests were for special Bull rear sights, several varieties of pistol grips, various trigger shapes and serrations, thumb rests in the wrist of the stock and Hotchkiss rather than standard butt stocks.

The serial numbers for these guns range from 114,000 to 163000, with the 160,000 numbers being most common. These arms have typically six land tight twist rifling and are normally chambered for the .45-80-500 cartridge. The barrels are stamped "H/G/R" or "H/G." Very few of these rifles were produced and they are now considered very valuable.

For additional photographs, descriptions and specifications see:
The .45-70 Springfield-Book I or The .45-70 Springfield-Book II-1865-1893.

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