.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel with single barrel band, S/N 281981. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield trapdoor lock markings, 1884 breech block markings, standard barrel proofs. Clear SWP/1889 cartouche opposite lock and clear [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Buffington rear sight marked "XC" for use on the 1886 Experimental Carbine, pinned blade front sight, sling bar and ring, trapdoor in butt with no accessories. An interesting composite Trapdoor carbine with a receiver numbered at the very end of the M1879 range/beginning of the M1884 range, but certainly too early for an 1889 cartouche and with a rare XC marked sight.
Good. Barrel with a mottled oxidized brown patina and some surface roughness, showing some moderate pitting forward of the forend. Most markings clear, mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock with wear and scattered bumps and bruises.
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