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Lot 1280: 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 1280: 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: $3,000 - $4,500
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: 608
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
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. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Good, exhibiting mostly a smooth brown patina overall with traces of original blue finish and case colors remaining, some light pitting, and sharp markings in the metal. Replacement hammer and hammer screw. Stock is fair with some light scratches and handling marks, some light wear, a large repaired split visible in the wrist, and some minor chips at the toe. Mechanically excellent.



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