Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1350: U.S. Springfield Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,400

U.S. Springfield Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1871
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50 CF
Barrel: 36 inch round
Finish: bright/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1305
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 143
Class: Antique
Description:

The receiver has "MODEL 1871" marked on the left side and the eagle over "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/1872" on the right side. The upper tang has the Remington patent date marking and the two barrel bands have the letter "U." Folding ladder rear sight, sling swivels, "US" marked buttplate and an "ESA" cartouche on the left side of the wrist.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The metal surfaces have a bright appearance showing some scattered minor pitting. The wood is fine with initials carved deeply on the buttstock underside and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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