Lot #1277
Lot #1279

Lot 1278: U.S. Springfield Model 1879/90 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1278: U.S. Springfield Model 1879/90 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250
Price Realized:

U.S. Springfield Model 1879/90 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1879 Trapdoor
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-70 Government
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 581
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 248
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1880 and subsequently arsenal upgraded/rebuilt. It has a pinned blade front sight, Buffington rear sight, barrel band with built in sight protector for use with a leather boot on horseback, boxed script "SWP/1880" (Samuel W. Porter) inspection cartouche stamped on the left wrist of the stock, circled script "P" proof behind the lower tang. Includes a three-piece cleaning rod in the butt trap.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 70% arsenal refurbished blue finish, 50% faded original case colors with scattered light to moderate freckling. Stock is also fine with defined edges, scattered light dents and handling marks, and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent.



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