Antique SPRINGFIELD Model 1884 TRAPDOOR Rifle Chambered in the Original 45-70 GOVT
Guns International #: 101308247 Seller's Inventory #: 190868
Category: Springfield Rifles - Trapdoor - Military Rifles - US
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Antique SPRINGFIELD Model 1884 TRAPDOOR Rifle
Chambered in the Original 45-70 GOVT
Here we present an antique U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle, made by the Springfield Armory. This rifle was manufactured in 1886, during the height of the Indian War and not long after the Custer massacre. 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.
The overall condition is good. The iron parts are dark with age. The markings are legible. The walnut stock has a few splits throughout that are climate related. The bore is in good shape with good rifling. The action is not currently functional.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 32-5/8 inches.
Caliber: .45-70 GOVT
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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