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    U.S. Springfield Model 1873 10th Cavalry (Black Unit) Carbine. Serial no. 20909, 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 [ESA] and rare 10th Cavalry [Block Unit] mark near lower tang. 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.

    Condition: Good to very good for this model. Barrel retains an overall mellow patina with scattered pitting throughout. Faint case colors present to breech, tang and hammer. Gun metal and stock appears to have been cleaned or refinished at some point. Stock with various dents, bruising and scuffs throughout, typical of this model. Some 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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