NICE Antique SPRINGFIELD Model 1879 TRAPDOOR Rifle The Original 45-70 GOVT with BAYONET and SCABBARD!
Guns International #: 101363215 Seller's Inventory #: 190978
Category: Springfield Rifles - Trapdoor - Military Rifles - US
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NICE Antique SPRINGFIELD Model 1879 TRAPDOOR Rifle
The Original 45-70 GOVT with BAYONET and SCABBARD!
Here we present an antique U.S. Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Rifle, made circa 1885 by Springfield Armory. After the Civil War, the War Department wanted a breech-loading rifle. To be specific, it wanted a breech-loading rifle that would chamber a self-primed, metallic cartridge. Amazingly, despite the adoption of the ill-fated Model 1882 Chaffee-Reese Bolt Action Magazine Rifle, new models of trapdoor rifles continued to be produced and used all the way through the mid-1890s, until finally, the Krag-Jorgensen was adopted. The U.S. continued to see unrest and conflict with the displaced Native Americans during this time, including the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29th, 1890. Trapdoors continued to see use all the way through the Spanish American War.
This specimen is marked “U.S./MODEL/1873” on the breech block. The lock is marked “Eagle/U.S./Springfield”. The left side of the barrel bears the “V/P/Eagle head/P/” proof marks
The overall condition is Near Fine. The bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. The action is excellent.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 32-5/8 inches.
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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