December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 356474 (mfg. ca 1887). 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 R inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1887 cartouche at wrist, {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, pinned blade front sight. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protector bump. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods. 


Fine. Retains traces of thinned blue on the barrel which has mixed with a plum brown patina, receiver with much of the vivid case coloring. Barrel with some scattered light surface oxidation as well as some minor impact marks, buttplate with some surface crust and oxidation. Mechanically fine, fine bore is mostly bright with some dust and minor oxidation nearer the muzzle. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and minor impact marks.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000
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