Lot #1280
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Lot 1281: Experimental U.S. Springfield 1886 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Very Scarce Experimental U.S. Springfield Model 1886 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1281: Experimental U.S. Springfield 1886 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Very Scarce Experimental U.S. Springfield Model 1886 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750
Price Realized:

Very Scarce Experimental U.S. Springfield Model 1886 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: 1873
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 458
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Antique
Description:

This is an example of one of 1,000 experimental Model 1886 carbines manufactured by Springfield Armory, with almost all issued to active cavalry units in the West. This carbine's serial number falls comfortably within the 325000-400000 serial number range within which these carbines are generally seen. It features a 24-inch barrel, nearly full length walnut stock, "wraparound" front sling swivel for ease of sheathing, correct "XC" marked Buffington rear sight, left mounted saddle bar and ring, and buttplate compartment.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains half of the faded arsenal refinished blue finish with some scratches concentrated at the front of the barrel, minor pitting visible underneath the finish on the rear sight, and otherwise sharp markings and edges in the metal. Stock is also very good as sanded and re-oiled, with some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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