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Very Nice US Model 1873 Trapdoor Rifle by Springfield (Model 1879)

Serial #270439, .45-70, 32 1/2" barrel with a fine, bright bore that has a partial ring of mild pitting a few inches back from the muzzle.  This is a handsome trapdoor rifle, the so-called "Model 1879" variant, that has retained some of the original blue on protected areas, but has a smooth, plum-brown patina on the balance.  The 1873-dated breech block has a mottled gray-black patina with some original color case-hardening still present on the underside.  The walnut stock is in fine condition with some scattered small handling marks and bruises in the reapplied military oil finish, and a clear "SWP/1884" cartouche on the left side of the wrist.  Additionally, there is a repaired diagonal crack through the forend just behind the nosecap.  The rifle has a correct ramrod, and is fitted with a period leather sling that has some minor crazing and flaking, but is still serviceable.  This is a very good-near fine example of a desirable Trapdoor variation.  Antique

  • Item #: 46999
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1,495.00

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