Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle

.45-70, 32.625" barrel, S/N 483315 (mfg. ca1890). Blued finish, color case hardened breech block, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Breech block marked  US / MODEL / 1884. Lock marked with {Spread-Winged Eagle} and US / SPRINGFIELD. Barrel with V / P / {Eagle Head} / P proofs and with an additional small A. Low arch breech, two-piece triggerguard, grooved trigger, solid buttplate, 3-click tumbler. 1884 pattern Buffington rear sight, musket type front sight that serves as lug for angular bayonet. Swelled shank slotted-head cleaning rod with single retention groove. Stock with long comb and short, thick wrist, showing a clear SWP/1890 cartouche on the counterpane and {Circle-P} firing proof behind the triggerguard. Retains both sling swivels and stacking swivel. Includes an apparently period US M1887 leather sling.

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton


Fine. Retains most of the blue on the barrel with some thinning and light wear with much of the vibrant case color on the breech block. All markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore. Stock feathery and crisp but marred by a few impact marks and dings, most notably a series of marks on the reverse below the chamber. Otherwise a very fine example.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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