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U.S. Springfield Model 1873

.45-70 GOVT. 32.625" barrel length. SN: 96232. Single shot breech loading action with fixed notch and blade sights. Features double barrel bands, sling swivels, and a metal buttplate. Blued metal finish with a plain straight grip walnut stock. Markings include "MODEL/1873" to trapdoor breech, and "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" preceded by a crested American eagle to sideplate. There is a faint {stylized "P} cartouche to bottom of buttstock behind trigger guard. Item is without cleaning rod. 

Condition:

Fair. Bore is dark and has some cobwebs. Item has lost most of original finish and is replaced by a deep grey-brown patina. There is pitting to metal surfaces overall, with the occasional oxidation and dust accumulation to creased areas. Wood stock has scratches, losses, and bites overall. 

Estimate: $400 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$406
07/15/2021

 

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