Springfield Model 1873 "Trapdoor", Cadet Rifle Variation. The S/N is 213432 and it is chambered in the 45-70 cartridge. The rifle has a 29 1/2 inch barrel, two barrel bands and was probably manufactured around 1873 to 1877. The sight base is graduated to 400 yards; leaf to 1200 yards, the cleaning rod stores under the barrel, and the comb of the stock is a short comb or about 9" in length. The bore still has a little shine to it. Only approximately 3000 of the Cadet models were made. This gun appears to be complete, the action is tight and it might be a good shooter, but, as with any gun this old, it must be checked by a qualified gunsmith prior to shooting. The barrel and receiver must have been pitted before it was refinished years ago, because most all of the markings are no longer visible. All metal was re-blued including the cleaning rod and butt plate. The wood is in good condition with no splits or cracks but it has been refinished. I was told by the previous owner that all of this work was done more than 50 years ago. Please look at the photos and ask any questions prior to bidding. Thank You. This rifle is an antique and can be shipped directly to you, but a copy of your Drivers License will be required. By placing the winning bid, the purchaser is certifying that he/she has no legal issues whatsoever which would prevent the lawful purchase or possession of this firearm. Buyer pays for all insurance and shipping costs.
I'll box it up and ship it to you directly. No FFL required. It is an antique.
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Private dealer in Northern Michigan