MODEL 1873 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE

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Item Code: G3811

Springfield manufactured approximately 73,000 Model 1873 rifles and carbines between 1873 and 1877. They were the first trapdoors chambered for the 45-70 cartridge.

Rifle barrel has even brown patina and is secured to the stock with two barrel bands. Barrel is stamped with the usual “V P [eagle head]” at the breech as well as several smaller sub-inspector marks. Rear sight is long range and the front is a blade sight. Bore is bright with spotty oxidation and retains strong rifling. Lock is marked in front of the hammer with the spread-winged eagle and “US/SPRINGFIELD”. The breechblock was marked “US / MODEL / 1873”. Mechanically strong and crisp. Cartridge case ejector is missing. All gun metal parts are uniform in color and condition save the butt plate which has moderate pitting.

The stock is marked with as 1882 cartouche. Other than minor dings from use, the stock is in very good condition. “US” marked butt plate.  A good rifle.  [jet]

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