Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3286: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,300

U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

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: 863
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 161
Class: Antique

Blade front and "R" marked Buffington rear sight, with "V/P/(eagle head)/P" and "A" stamps on the breech of the barrel, "SWP/1889" cartouche on the left of the wrist, circled "P" at the trigger guard tang, and a "U.S./MODEL/1884" marked low arch breechblock. The blued lock is "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" marked, with a three-click tumbler. "US" marked steel buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and barrel bands retain 85% plus original blue finish. 50% of original blue finish remain on the lock assembly and buttplate. The hammer has an aged dark appearance. The trigger guard retains 95% original blue finish. The breech block has faded to a silver-gray with strong original case colors on the underside. The stock is fine with initials hand marked ahead of the crisp cartouche and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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