MODEL 1873 ‘TRAPDOOR’ U.S. SPRINGFIELD RIFLE

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Item Code: 172-3366

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Produced by the Springfield Armory, this .45-70 caliber, centerfire, cartridge weapon, serial number #250079. All iron surfaces have a flat dull gray patina with no bluing or color casehardening. Does exhibit scattered light pitting. The high-arched breechblock bears the stamping “U. S. / MODEL / 1873” at the hinge. Stamping clear. Mechanics are tight. Bore is good and should clean to bright. Lockplate markings show the spreadwinged eagle with the “US / SPRINGFIELD / 1873” forward of the hammer. Hammer itself has the screw broken off inside. Black walnut stock never cleaned and exhibits a mellow patina along with its share of normal handling marks, dings and scuffing. Single cartouche mark. Stock shows inspector stampings of a fancy script initial “P” within a circle on the underside of butt near triggerguard tang. All iron mountings standard. Rear sight is the long-range type with the adjustable slide leaf missing. Front sight on the bayonet lug. Weapon has the ramrod with the small button tip with cleaning rod patch slot below it present.

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