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.

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  1. Ntgm37

    Picked up a Marlin 45/70

    As the title states, ive picked up an outstanding old school Marlin 45/70. Question is: did i get a good deal, and how do you source the manufacturing date? I read that you subtract the first 2 numbers from 2000 which are 24. Would that make it a 1976? I paid $850 for it. I will post pics tomorrow.
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