Fine Model 1879 U.S. Trapdoor Springfield Carbine. ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionFine Model 1879 U.S. Trapdoor Springfield Carbine. Serial no. 146144, 45-70 caliber, 22-inch barrel with fixed front and adjustable rear sight. Blued finish with casehardened breechblock and tang. Breechblock marked "U.S. / MODEL / 1873". Lockplate marked ahead of hammer "[eagle] and U.S. SPRINGFIELD". Barrel markings are [eaglehead] and large V and two Ps. Inspector cartouche markings "SWP 1880" on left side of stock. According to Flayderman's Guide, there were approximately 160,000 made c. 1879-1885. Also worth mentioning, these guns were almost identical in barrel lengths and configurations to the Model 1873.
Condition: Excellent to mint. Most of finish intact on all parts, appears to have light handling / storage wear rather than any actual use. Vibrant casehardening to breechblock inside and out. Wood with some mars, dings, and fine scratching from handling, minor dings to saddle ring area. A few noticeable marks to wood are present near wrist and forearm area on both sides. Possible filling on buttplate near top screw. All cartouche marks on wood and inspector markings on steel are strong. Light wear to metal buttplate. Action crisp. Bore good. Overall an exceptional example.
From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.
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