April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Only 143 Model 1875 Lee rifles were produced by Springfield Armory with their unique Martini-style vertical action, making them one of the rarest Springfield rifles made. This exemplary example is fitted with the standard blued 32 - 5/8" barrel chambered for .45-70. "R" marked 1873 Trapdoor style rear sight and bayonet lug front. Stock mounted with 2 iron bands and an unusual script "US" marked butt plate. Script "ESA" oval cartouche found on left of stock and circle "P" proof on wrist. Tang faintly marked "U.S. / PAT.MAR.16.1875." Accompanied by a period leather sling. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains vast majority of original blued finish with some light thinning, muzzle wear, and losses on butt plate and trigger guard. Stock very good with a few scattered marks and very crisp stamps. Bright bore with crisp rifling. Functions appropriately when worked by hand. Rifle was not disassembled to check internal serial numbers due to its high condition. It would be a challenge to beat this incredibly rare US military rifle! BAS
Barrel Length
32 - 1/2"
.45-70 Govt.
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
1875 Lee
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,166.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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