October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Beautiful 3rd Type officer’s model with 26" rnd bbl, gold washed beach’s combination front sight, model 1879 ladder rear sight, graduated to 1200 yd, marked with an “R” on the left side and on the ladder. Breech block has usual 1873 markings and lockplate has a small eagle and “US Springfield”. It has single-set trigger. Rifle is mounted with outstanding highly figured American walnut half stock with coarse checkered forearm and straight grip with added checkered walnut grip adapter and an 1873 style buttplate without trap. Forend tip is silver plated pewter in branched foliate style. Top of wrist is mounted with a graduated friction tang sight with 3-1/2" staff. Left side of wrist has a strong, clear “SWP/1885” cartouche and bottom of stock, below checkering has “P” stock inspector’s cartouche. Lockplate, hammer, breechblock, top front of receiver, bbl band, forend cap, trigger bow and buttplate tang are very nicely engraved in flowing foliate arabesque patterns. Breech plug tang is engraved with flower blossoms. It has its orig brass tipped hickory cleaning rod. Brass on cleaning rod was never nickel plated. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 100 of these last style Officers’ model rifles produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be near new Bbl retains 95%+ strong, orig blue and bbl band about 90% bright blue. Receiver also retains 99%+ strong, orig blue. Buttplate retains about 95% bright, orig blue with only little wear on heel. Lockplate, hammer, breechblock, thumb lever and trigger guard retain about all of their orig smokey case colors, bright in most areas beginning to fade elsewhere. Forend capis out standing. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. One of the most elegant and original Officers model ever offered and is a fresh to the market discovery. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
26"
Caliber/Bore
.45-70
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Springfield
Model
1875 Trapdoor Officers Model
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $25,200.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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