Cut Down Relic Native-Used U.S. Model 1873 Trapdoor Rifle

.45-70. 12.75" barrel length. SN: 58147. Relic condition metal, cut down walnut stock. No lock, breech block marked in three lines "U.S./MODEL/1873". Missing the rear sight and sling swivel from triggerguard. Cut to "blanket gun" length for easy use on horseback and potential concealment, measuring only 27.25" in overall length. Retains some traces of old ochre paint on the stock and barrel, indicative of Native American use. Balance of the gun in untouched relic condition.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Untouched relic condition with heavily oxidized brown metal that is moderately rough, missing lock and other parts, shortened to 27.25" overall. Breech block frozen, not mechanically functional. Stock worn and dry with wood loss and scattered cracks, primarily from drying.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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