Lot #1274
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Lot 1275: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

Excellent U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1275: U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

Excellent U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,250
Price Realized:

Excellent U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1884
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45/70 Govt.
Barrel: 32 5/8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 500
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 248
Class: Antique
Description:

Buffington rear sight and blade front sight with square base which doubles as a bayonet lug on a barrel stamped with the "V/P/Eagle head and P" proof and inspection marks on the left side and "A" on top. The barrel, hammer, lock, two piece trigger guard and buttplate and are blue. The "low arch" breechblock and the barrel tang are casehardened. The stock is oil-finished walnut. The serial number falls into the Model 1884 serial number range (300000-500000) and the breechblock is stamped "US/MODEL/1884", with the lock plate marked with the eagle and shield followed by "U.S./SPRINGFIELD". Three click hammer tumbler, grooved trigger, and stacking swivels, and iron ramrod with swollen shaft. The stock is stamped with a clear script "SWP/1888" cartouche, with the letter "B" and a circled "P" behind the trigger. Includes a "US" marked blued bayonet with steel scabbard and "US" leather frog.

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus, as-issued. The rifle retains 98% plus original blue finish with scattered amounts of a protective coating remaining. There is some minor muzzle wear (caused by bayonet, now absent) with some minor thinning (of the high points of the buttplate). The tang and breechblock retain most of the original vivid case colors with a protective coating having been applied. The stock is excellent with some scattered minor dings and a few minor pressure dents. The stock markings are clear and crisp. The bayonet is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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