December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Springfield Model 1877 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 75765 (mfg. ca 1877). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 10.5" comb and keyhole-style trap door buttplate. Narrow 1873 type receiver. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA / 1877 cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.087" OD sling ring (.7" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500-yards on the right wall and 1200-yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. An early 1877 production Model 1877 carbine with transitional features held over from the M1873 as parts on hand were used up.


Fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel with some mottled gray case color remaining on the receiver. Clear markings, mechanically functional, very good bore bright and shiny.  Rear sight loose. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. 

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
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