October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Superb 3rd Type officer’s model with 26" rnd bbl, gold washed beach’s combination front sight, Model 1877 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 in very nicely 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 crisp, 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: Very fine. Bbl retains 85%+ strong, orig blue with several areas of older light corrosion to rear of front sight and bbl band about 60% bright blue. Receiver also retains 90%+ strong, orig blue. Buttplate retains about 80% bright, orig blue with only little wear on heel. Lockplate, hammer, breechblock, thumb lever and trigger guard retain about most all orig case colors with balance silvering, bright in most areas beginning to fade elsewhere. Forend cap retains virtually all of its orig silver. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with exception of set trigger fails to function and needs adjustment, brilliant shiny bore. TDW
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Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
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1875 Officers Model type 3
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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