December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


U.S. Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 181545* (mfg. ca 1882). 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 keyhole cut and void of cleaning rods. 


Very good. Barrel with a mostly smooth plum brown patina and some lightly scattered surface oxidation. Breech block with much of the case color present. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, very good bore with evenly scattered oxidation. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,500
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