Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1232: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Indian Affairs Sale Tag

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Indian Affairs Sale Tag

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1884
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70 Government
Barrel: 32 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 848
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 184
Class: Antique

Blued barrel, receiver, hammer, trigger guard, buttplate and barrel band. Blade front and Buffington windage adjustable ladder rear sights, two-piece trigger guard and trigger bar assembly, serrated trigger, iron cleaning rod and smooth buttplate with no trapdoor. Casehardened breechblock and receiver tang. Left side breech end of barrel marked with "V/P/eagle head" proofmarks. Low arch breechblock marked "US/MODEL/1884". The standard lock plate is marked with the American eagle next to "U. S./SPRINGFIELD". The heel of the buttplate is marked "US". Includes a metal hang tag affixed to the front sling swivel marked "U.S. DEPT. OF INDIAN AFFAIRS/APPROVED SALE/No 33/RIFLE & AMMO/INDIAN POLICE 1888" Provenance: The Robert B. “Bob” Berryman Estate Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 50% arsenal refinished blue finish overall thinning to a brown patina with some patches of light pitting. Stock is very good as refinished with some light handling marks, a crack behind the lock, and a small crack on the right of the ramrod channel. Mechanically fine, although the thumb piece for the breech block falls off easily.

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