The butt end has a different shape to it than those I have seen on other 1873s. There is no visible cartouch, if it was there its been scrapped off. I forgot we were looking at a Cadet rifle which all had standard socket bayonets. If it is a low number gun then it still has some upgraded parts. Thousands of such guns are in regular use today. This gun has a low arch model 1873 breechblock. We believe it was a cheap way to supply the National Guard with inexpensive arms.
I have seen and handled many of these guns. The rest, who knows, probably a bunch of parts. Check out this site: Depending on the serial number, your Trapdoor could have been manufactured in 1878, but there is no such thing as an M1878. An estimated percentage of original finish should always be stated. Pre-1899 Manufacture, no licenses required, allowed to ship to almost any deliverable address across the globe. The buttstock has a steel carbine style buttplate with a straight grip.
Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. The Model 1869 had a narrower buttplate and the stock around the barrel was thinner than on the Model 1868. If it was a Cadet Rifle, it was kept in pristine condition and only used in drills and parades - not combat. The gun is so far from original it no longer has any collector value. However, the rear sight has been replaced with a M1884 Buffington ladder sight, and the front sight does not appear to be original. Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.
There are compression marks on the back of the receiver. The rifle is in about Good overall condition with a gray bore, with moderate wear in its rifling and spots of moderate erosion. A number too many to be chance of arms in the 97,000 - 145,000 range have been found, frequently in fine condition, in this configuration. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. The front of the forend is cracked on both sides: on the left side from the nose cap to the front barrel band and on the right side from the nose cap to the band spring. What I think you have is a very typical trapdoor rifle.
It shows frosting and is in Fine condition. It is not known whether this phenomenon is due to excessive stamping pressure, a malformed die, variations in the breechblock metal, slightly thicker breechblocks, or some other cause. To pay online, please use the 'Pay Now' link at the bottom of the invoice, which will be sent after the sale. A bright brass medallion in the shape of a flaming bomb is installed directly behind the upper tang. The serial number is located on the back of the receiver at the top.
The leather shows a few light marks. Code, Section 921 a 16 defines antique firearms as all guns manufactured prior to 1899. The Model 1879 was not an official model, but came about to make collecting rifles easier. Gun: Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine Caliber:. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fair to Good condition. There were a total of 500 officers model sporting rifles in standard configuration made from June 1875 to December of 1885.
However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the buyer to be in compliance of laws that govern their specific location. The Model 1869 Cadet rifle is a shortened version of the model 1868 rifle. Any comments would be helpful and much appreciated. The first digit of the serial number has been obliterated, and the Springfield lettering on the right sideplate is unclear. Condition is also very important, except. Type of Finish: The rifle is finished with a thin brownish colored cold blue, with a dark blue finish on the upper tang and the inside surfaces of the receiver and breechblock.
It is a Pre-1898 antique rifle so there are no Federal Laws standing in the way. I don't remember if there was any change in 1878, but even if there was, this is still a M. You can contact the seller by clicking on the seller's nickname. The starred arms were made in small batches throughout the 1881 and 1882 production periods. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. It could have been built or reassembled from parts many years ago for a military school.
There is a repaired crack that runs the length of the left front section of the forend and another from the front edge of the rear stock screw to the left rear of the receiver. If the answers found here are not satisfactory, then go to the and present your question. Flayderman's book shows it in the 1879 range and other sources show it in 1883 range. All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. An order was issued, in late 1879, for all arms below 50,000 to be turned in. I agree with Guns on just about everything he has posted to date - but not necessarily this time.