Lot #1273
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Lot 1274: Custer Era U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

Custer Era U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1274: Custer Era U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine

Custer Era U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Custer Era U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1873
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 45-70 Government
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 670
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 248
Class: Antique
Description:

This trapdoor carbine was manufactured prior to the Battle of Little Bighorn in June 1876. It is believed that most of the 7th Cavalry carbines were in the 33000-43700 range and were captured by the Native Americans during and after the battle. Many other early trapdoor carbines were used extensively by the U.S. Cavalry throughout the Indian Wars. Field replacement stock with illegible three letter inspectors stamp with "c" mark on the lower portion of the wrist behind the tang.

Rating Definition:

Good with brown patina, scattered moderate corrosion and refinished blue finish visible on the barrel band. Stock is also good with scattered dents and scratches, and some chips at the toe. The firing pin is stuck, otherwise mechanically fine. Absent saddle ring.



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