I was given an original Springfield Trapdoor 45-70 by my Best Friend & Shooting Pardner just prior to his death, about a year ago. The Rifle IMHO is in pristine original condition and I finally got around shooting it a few times last weekend. And it shot extremely well with my reload of 35grs of IMR3031 and a 405gr LRNFP Bullet. Off of a rest at 50yds it will group 3 rounds in a group about the size of a Ping Ball. I was really pleased and impressed with it's performance. My rifle has a 32 1/2 inch barrel. I was told that this model is called a Long Tom Model. I just noticed my Rifle does not have a Bayonet Lug, isn't it supposed to have one. Also it has 3 Sling Swivels, one close to the heel of the stock. And two others right together on the barrel band about 7 1/2 inches down from the muzzle. The Rifle does not have a sling. How is a sling supposed to look and work with 3 sling swivels, anybody got any pictures. And where can I get a good quality copy of the sling that is supposed to be on it. My Friend ((( BILL ))) gave me several other Rifles and a few Pistols. With the understanding that my Son & I would shoot them all and not just let them sit in a gun safe. And we will do that. Thanks in advance for any information You can give me ken.