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Lot 3287: U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine with Cavalry Shoulder Harness Ring Belt

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine with Cavalry Shoulder Harness Ring Belt

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1879
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 554
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 161
Class: Antique
Description:

It features a folding ladder rear sight graduated to 1500 yards with a "C" marked base numbered 1 through 8, a pinned blade front sight, and a saddle ring bar with ring on the left side of the stock. The low arch breechblock is marked "U.S./MODEL/1873". The barrel has the "V/P/eagle head/P" proof marks on the left side. It has the correct carbine stock with single barrel band, "US" marked buttplate with compartment, and a boxed "SWP/[illegible date]" cartouche on the left side of the wrist. Includes an original saddle ring belt with brass buckle and iron fittings. The leather has a Bisley & Son of Philadelphia marking. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel has a mottled brown patina. The lock and breech block are a mixture of smooth brown and silver out original case colors. The remaining metal surfaces have a mixture of brown and gray patina. The stock is very good with some surface chipping and minor dings and scratches. The saddle ring buckle is good. Mechanically excellent.



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