April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Only 341 examples of this very scarce trapdoor carbine were produced at the Springfield Armory in 1871. 22" barrel chambered for .50-70 and mounted with graduated ladder sight. Arched breech block correctly marked "1870 / (Eagle Head) / U.S." Lock plate dated 1863 and marked with federal eagle and "U.S. / SPRINGFIELD". Carbine length walnut stock mounted with 1 iron band, 2 piece trigger guard, saddle ring bar, and "US" marked butt plate. Faint "ESA" script cartouche. CONDITION: Very good. Metal components exhibit a pleasing gray patina with portions of dull case colors visible on the hammer. Stock very good with a few expected marks. Very good bore with crisp rifling. Fine mechanics. BAS
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
22"
Caliber/Bore
.50-70 Govt.
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Springfield
Model
1870 Trapdoor Carbine
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) RARE US SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1870 TRAPDOOR CARBINE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,800.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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