1884 Springfield Trapdoor, Excellent Condition

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1884 Springfield Trapdoor, Excellent Condition  Guns > Rifles > Military Misc. Rifles US > Pre-1900
Description: This is an 1884 Springfield Trapdoor 45-70 that is in Excellent condition. The serial number, 364xxx, dates it to 1887. The very sharp cartouche is stamped 1886 with the correct inspectors initials.

The metal retains 96%+ blue with some small scratches on the barrel, some fading near the muzzle, and light marks on the lock plate where the Eagle logo is bold. The case colors are vivid and the inside areas of the breech make this rifle look unfired. The bore is perfect, shiny with strong lands/grooves. The trigger guard has a small ding/scratch in the bow but still has the same 96+ bluing. Buffington rear sight that looks like it was never moved and a hooded front sight which was, from my research, ordered by the commander of the unit and not a standard issued item. The bands are stamped with the correct U marking. The blue on the US stamped butt plate is 98% with just some light fading on a small portion.

The wood is in the same condition or better as the metal. It has the serif P behind the trigger guard tang. No cracks, splits, gouges, or deep scratches. There are some handling marks and some small pressure dents in front of the top band but other than those the stock and its factory finish are above what I have been able to find. It has an 1886 stamped leather sling attached.

The fit and finish of this rifle are the best I have seen in my research of other comparable rifles. This rifle looks as though it was put into storage and the small imperfections it has were acquired by age and handling, not use in the field. I have seen lesser examples in museums.

Price is plus Shipping/Ins.

Please feel free to contact me for more pics. I can send you the link to the other 40 I have taken.






Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Springfield
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Location: PA

Trades Accepted: No

Shipping Notes: price plus actual Shipping/Ins.

Item #: 972461937
Seller Since: May. 2001
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: South Park
State: PA
Price:
$1,800.00


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Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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