U.S. Springfield, Model 1873. MFG: 1870's, Cal. 45-70, S/N: 865...
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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
Ended 2020-08-29 07:45:00

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U.S. Springfield, Model 1873. MFG: 1870's, Cal. 45-70, S/N: 86586, Trapdoor rifle, 30'' barrel. The Springfield Model 1873 was the Army's standard issue rifle during the Indian Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. The rifle also saw service in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. Today, it is a favorite weapon of gun collectors. The origins of the M1873 Springfield date back to the waning days of the Civil War. Erskine S. Allin, the master armorer at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, was tasked with converting the Army's muzzle-loading rifles into breech loaders. This resulted in the development of the Model 1865 Springfield. In 1873, the Ordnance Department adopted the Springfield No. 99 as the standard infantry weapon of the U.S. Army. Later designated the Springfield Model 1873 and nicknamed the ''Springfield Trapdoor,'' the rifle would serve the American military for the next twenty years. The original full length stock with handguard has two barrel bands, sling swivels on the buttstock & secondary sling swivel on the front barrel band. The stock is solid with numerous nicks, ding & gouges. The left side of the stock has rippled deep contusions with a dark appearance, not sure of cause, but possibly scorched. No visible cartouches other than a faint circled script ''P'' is behind the trigger guard. Metal finish is brown, with rust pit scarring. Fitted with a US marked. It has a replaced rear slide adjusting ramp sight marked 0-19 & a raised carbine style front sight. Standard receiver markings. The breech appears to lock up tightly. Has an original leather sling & integrated cleaning rod which indicates it was built before 1884. Bore is very good. No FFL Req. - Value: 300 to 600

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U.S. Springfield, Model 1873. MFG: 1870's, Cal. 45-70, S/N: 865...
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