Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3097: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Exceptional U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Exceptional 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: 586
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 79
Class: Antique

Blued barrel, receiver, hammer, trigger guard, buttplate and barrel band. 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 lock plate is marked with the American eagle next to "U. S./SPRINGFIELD". The heel of the buttplate is marked "US". The oil finished walnut stock is marked with the boxed "SWP/1886" final inspection cartouche of Samuel W. Porter on the left wrist. An "M" over a circled "P" is stamped in the grip area. The rifle has a hooded blade front and Buffington rear sight, two-piece trigger guard and trigger bar assembly, serrated trigger, iron cleaning rod and smooth buttplate with no trapdoor.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 97% original blue finish with only very light wear around the muzzle, and 95% plus vivid original case colors on the breechblock and barrel tang. Stock is also excellent with sharp defined edges, some light handling marks, and an exceptionally crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. This is an outstanding example of a U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor rifle!

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