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Lot 286: U.S. Springfield Model 1867 Cadet Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1867 Cadet Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Scarce U.S. Springfield Model 1867 Cadet Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1867 Cadet Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50-70 U.S. Govt
Barrel: 29 3/4 inch round
Finish: bright/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 342
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 156
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model 1867 Cadet rifle is essentially a scaled down version of the Model 1866 Allin conversion rifles, originally designed by Erskine S. Allin, Master Armorer at Springfield Armory. These rifles now have an unlined 33" (29 3/4" length to face of breech) barrel chambered for .50-70 caliber and has a distinctive breech block with arched cut-outs, a special "1867" dated lock plate that is noticeably thinner and only found on this model, trigger guard with no sling swivel and a shortened stock with 12 1/2" length of pull. "1866" dated breech block. Initials "HF" carved in left side of stock. "GDM" (George D. Moller) collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes a US socket bayonet. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good plus, retaining 30% plus vivid original oil-quenched casehardened finish with some light flaking, scattered light pin-prick pitting, and crisp markings in the metal. Stock is good as sanded and re-oiled with scattered light scratches and dents, and carving mentioned above. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is very good with scattered patches of mild surface pitting.



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