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    SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 CARBINE WITH ACCESSORIES Serial number 31952, circa 1875-6. 22" barrel in .45-70 calibre. Barrel, receiver, lock plate, thumb latch, two notch tumbler and trigger guard are components as standard for 1st Model Trapdoor carbines. Upgraded components for carbines that took place in the late 1870's and afterwards are evident on this specimen, i.e., breachblock, hammer, trigger, rear sight, barrel band and stock. 1887 and circle 'P' cartouches are barely visible on stock. Cleaning rods are still in the butt.
    Accompanying this lot are a group of vintage accessories: Model 1887 carbine boot, Dyer .45-70 cartridge box with embossed 'U.S.' and Indian Wars vintage carbine sling.

    Condition: Carbine finish covers a range of condition from original blue on the trigger guard to cleaning on the barrel, creating a light grey coloration. Lock plate has three added holes, two of which are plugged. Grind marks are evident on front portion of lock plate yet good blue shows on tail. One sight screw and one butt plate screw are missing. Stock has been lightly cleaned with some touch-up stain added. Dyer cartridge box sound with a strong 'U.S' in oval. Internal cartridge loops are sound as well. 1887 Model carbine boot is complete as manufactured. There's a lot of crazing on the body of the boot. It could stand a good treatment of preservative. Carbine sling is complete with swivel and hook. A piece of leather has been sectioned into the sling to bring it to proper length. This is not unusual for an Indian Wars sling and has been encountered on other original examples.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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