December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 127287 (mfg. ca 1880). 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 and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1891 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, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel. Butt trap void of cleaning rods. Stock from a M1888 Rifle, shortened to carbine configuration with the ramrod channel filled.


Very good. Retains some nice thinning blue on the barrel and traces of case color on the block. All markings clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Shortened rifle stock is very good and well executed. A nice 1879 carbine that needs only an original carbine stock to be complete and correct.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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