DescriptionU.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine. Serial no. 40361, 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 as configured. Barrel retains a light blue finish with balance turning/thinning to brown. Some case colors present to breech, tang and somewhat vibrant to hammer. Some pitting present near muzzle and some scattered to handling areas, muzzle area might have a finish touch up. Triggerguard and lower tang with moderate finish loss and pitting. Stock with various dents, bruising and scuffs throughout, typical of this model with small loss near upper tang. When the buttplate was removed, a compartment was found, typical of a cleaning rod reservoir, making us believe this gun might have been restocked. Some marred screws. Action good, bore ok.
From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.
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