Springfield Hotchkiss Carbine First Model

.45-70 caliber, 24" round barrel, S/N 702. Three land and groove rifling.  Blued finish, nickeled forend cap, walnut stock. Standard 3-line Winchester address and Hotchkiss markings on left side of receiver. Additionally stamped in individual dies: U.S.R.S., which the consignor notes indicates use by the US Revenue (Marine) Service (predecessor to the Coast Guard). Breech marked with usual V / P / {eagle head} inspection marks. Stock with clear R.D.R. block letter inspection behind the triggerguard, but no "P" proof or cartouche is present on the stock. Correct M1879 pattern rear sight, appropriately marked "C." Original two-piece cleaning rod in trap under forend cap. Original sling ring in place. 1st Model Hotchkiss carbines were made by converting 1st Model Hotchkiss rifles to carbine configuration.


Fine. Retains much of the black lacquer over the blued finish, which would be appropriate for Revenue Marine Service use. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Wood with scattered bumps and dings.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
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