December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 152072 (mfg. ca 1881). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1881 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1879 rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, smooth trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protection hump. Butt trap with three-piece cleaning rods. 


Fine. Barrel with some thinned blue to the rear of the barrel band, the balance a smooth plum brown patina with some lightly scattered oxidation. Receiver with most of the case color present. All markings clear and crisp, mechanically functional, fine, bright bore with some raised dirt and light oxidation in the few inches closest to the muzzle. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars as well as some impact marks on the reverse at the forend tip.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500
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