December 14-17, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/14/2021
Lot consists of: (A) Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor single shot rifle with bayonet. Made 1884. "U.S./MODEL/1883" marked breech block. "V/P/(Eagles Head)" proofs on the chamber. Standard markings on the right side of the lock plate. No visible cartouche on the left side of the stock or circled "P" proof on the wrist. "US" marked buttplate. Standard blade front sight with "R" marked 1873 Pattern rear sight. Metal finish looks to be original forming a brown patina in some areas. Stock has a light oil finish. Smooth metal buttplate. Includes original socket bayonet, scabbard, and leather hanger. Bayonet is marked "US". Brass disc on the leather hanger is marked "NC". Both bayonet and scabbard are blued steel. Blade is 18". CONDITION: Metal retains 70% of its original finish with light wear and areas of brown patina forming. Some case coloring visible on the breech block. Stock has a few handling marks and scratches. Bore is very clean with strong rifling. Tight hammer. Mechanically fine. Bayonet has general wear, and some gray patina. Tip is broken. Blade has not been sharpened. Leather hanger has wear and crazing. Stitching is loose in some areas. (B) Springfield Model 1868 Trapdoor single shot rifle. Made 1869. "1869/(eagles head)/U.S." marked breech block. Standard markings on the right side of the lock plate, being dated "1863" on the back. Inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock. "US" marked buttplate. "15" rack number on the comb of the stock. The right side of the stock is marked "Co D20R/15". Standard blade front sight with typical rear ladder. Metal finish looks to be original forming a brown patina in most areas. Stock has a light oil finish. Smooth metal buttplate. Includes a .50-70 cal socket bayonet. Marked "US" and still in the white. Blade length is 18". CONDITION: Metal retains 50% of its original finish with a brown patina forming in most areas. Stock has handling marks, dents and scratches. Small hairline crack behind the lock plate. Bore has a few minor pits. Rifling is strong. Hammer is tight. Breech block is loose, but still operable. Mechanically fine. Bayonet is fair with surface rust and patina throughout. Tip is intact. Blade has not been sharpened. JWA

Item Dimensions: 52" long
Name
Value
Accessories
(Both) bayonet
Barrel Length
(Both) 32 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
(A) .45-70 GOVT (B) .50-70 GOVT
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
(Both) Springfield
Model
(A) 1878 (B) 1868
Paperwork
Serial Number
(A) 229604 (B) 2072
Weight
(A) LOT OF 2: SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR AND SPRINGFIELD 1869 TRAP DOOR SIGNLE SHOT RIFLES
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,440.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Friday, December 17, 2021.
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