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Lot 1273: Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Exceptional Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1273: Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Exceptional Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Exceptional Springfield U.S. Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1871
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50-70
Barrel: 36 inch round
Finish: bright/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 575
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Antique
Description:

Approximately 10,000 U.S. Army Rolling Block rifles were manufactured c. 1871-1872 by Springfield Armory. The right side of the frame has the eagle and shield design over "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/1872," the left side has "MODEL 1871.," and the tang has the Remington patent marking. The barrel has a "barley corn" style front sight that doubles as a bayonet lug, a notch and folding ladder rear sight, and an armory bright finish. It has a musket style forend secured by two barrel bands, a reproduction black leather sling, and a military style buttstock with an "ESA" (Erskine S. Allin) cartouche marked on the left side of the wrist and a "US" marked on the buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine. The barrel and furniture are mostly a bright silver-gray with some faint patination. The frame retains about half of the lightly age faded original case colors. There is some faint oxidation and pitting mainly on the buttplate. The wood is very fine and has minimal light handling and storage marks and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent.



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