August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Originally produced in 1874. Recently obtained from a Northern Montana collection. Period customized into a lightweight sporting rifle with a 26" barrel, Sporting blade front sight and a fixed Rocky Mountain Buckhorn rear sight. Classic inset pored pewter forend cap with crescent buttplate. Evidence in the wood shows were previously 4 tacks or other decoration had been on both sides of the butt but have been long ago removed and holes filled. 2-piece military trigger guard assembly has been modified to remove the sling swivel. High arch breech block marked Model 1873 and 3-position tumbler in the US Springfield undated lock. CONDITION: Very good as western used and now has a great brown aged patina. The wood is weathered and has a very honest appearance. The pewter is patinated. The action operates properly and the bore is heavily worn with darkness n the grooves. Truly a classic example of a Northern Montana used rifle from the wild western expansion period. TDW

Item Dimensions: L: 45".
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
26 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
.45-70
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Springfield
Model
1873 Sporter
Paperwork
Serial Number
56740
(A) CLASSIC ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRAPDOOR SPORTING RIFLE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $922.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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