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Lot 302: Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle with Bayonet

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

Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1871
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50-70 U.S. Govt
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: bright/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 583
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 160
Class: Antique
Description:

Approximately 10,000 U.S. Army Rolling Block rifles were manufactured c. 1871-1872 by Springfield Armory . A faint eagle and shield over "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/1872" marked on the right receiver side. Blade/bayonet lug front sight and 1,000 yard folding ladder rear sight. Full length stock with circled script "ESA" (Erskine S. Allin) cartouche marked on the left of the wrist, and "US" marked on the buttplate tang. "GDM", George D. Moller collection marking on the toe. Includes a "US" socket bayonet, leather sling, and wood tampion. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 40% plus of the original case colors and the remainder of the metal showing a mostly bright finish with some evidence of mild cleaning overall including some markings softened. The wood is also fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. The bayonet is very good with some mild cleaning.



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