Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 178: Trapdoor Rifle U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1884 with Bayonet

Auction Date: May 5, 2017

U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1884
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70 Government
Barrel: 32 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 4133
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 74
Class: Antique
Description:

This exceptional example of a Model 1884 has the standard markings and features, a crisp "SWP/1888" cartouche on the left, and includes a correct Model 1873 socket bayonet with scabbard and a slotted, button head ramrod.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. 97% plus original blue finish and 98% of the original vibrant case colors remain. The blue on the barrel has turned a plum tone and is faded at the muzzle from fitting the bayonet. The raised edges of the buttplate have some bright wear and mild brown patina. The bayonet and scabbard retain virtually all of the original blue and have some slight spotting. The stock is also excellent and has extremely crisp markings, minimal light scratches and scuffs, crisp edges, and strong original oil finish. This rifle is mechanically excellent and in nearly as issued condition.



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