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    Early U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine. Early serial no. 1025, 45-70 caliber, 22-inch barrel. Blade type front sight and graduated rear sight. This particular gun does not have the compartment on the butt. Lockplate marked "[American Eagle]" and "U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873". Breechblock marked "MODEL / 1873 / over [eaglehead] over [crossed arrows] over US". According to research, Model 1873s were the first of Springfield Trapdoors chambered for the 45-70 cartridge. Cartouche mark present near lower tang and near sling ring bar. According to Flayderman's Guide, these guns were made c.1873 to 1877, with total quantities in the 73,000 range [this number includes rifles, carbines and cadet rifles]. See 9A-364. Note: Pre-1876 made carbines, under serial number 43,700, are considered typical of the model armed with Custer's 7th Cavalry.

    Condition: Very good to fine for this model. Barrel retains a blue/brown patina with some case colors present to breech and tang. Some pitting present near muzzle and some scattered to handling areas. Stock with numerous dents, bruising and scuffs throughout, typical of this model. Some shrikage to buttplate area. Marred screws. Action good, bore ok.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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