Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2205: U.S. Springfield Model 1881 Trapdoor "Forager" Shotgun

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1881 Trapdoor "Forager" Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1881 Trapdoor "Forager" Shotgun

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1881
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: bright/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 568
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.



Approximately 1,376 total manufactured c. 1881-1885. The only shotguns ever made at Springfield or any U.S. arsenal.

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