Lot 91: US Springfield 1884 Trapdoor Rifle - .45-70 Cal.
December 4, 2016
Harrisburg, PA, USALive Auction
Description: SERIAL #: 457718 DESIGN: Military issue breech loading single shot. 32-5/8" round barrel. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Blued steel. Military full stock with low comb. FEATURES: Blade front sight also serves as bayonet lug. Buffington rear sight. Case hardened breech block. Lock plate marked with the American Eagle motif and "US / SPRINGFIELD" in front of the hammer. Front of breechblock stamped "US / MODEL / 1884". Curved metal butt plate marked "US" on top tang. Two piece trigger guard. Serrated trigger. Two barrel bands. Sling swivels and stacking swivel. Inspector's cartouche on left side of stock above trigger guard dated "1889". Both sides of butt stock marked "4". Metal ramrod with slotted tip. CONDITION: Fine. Very light spotty pitting to metal surfaces. Bore is very good. Sporadic scrapes and dents to stock. Ramrod is difficult to remove. INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: 1895/ANT ESTIMATE: $400 - $600