December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 415766 (mfg. ca 1888). 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 / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1888 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Checkered metal pistol grip added at rear of triggerguard tang, sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single sight protecting barrel band without stacking swivel. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods.


Fine. Barrel with some blue which is thinning and turning to plum nearer the muzzle. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and scattered light impact marks on barrel. Breech block with much of the vivid case colors. Markings remain clear and crisp, mechanically functional, Bore is bright and shiny good to excellent, sharp and smooth rifling. Stock with scattered bumps and dings, as well as some scuffing around the toe.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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