Springfield Model 1888 Trapdoor Rifle

.45-70, 32.625" barrel, S/N 524245 (mfg. ca1891). 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, one-piece triggerguard, grooved trigger with checkered tip, trapdoor buttplate with headless case extractor inside, 3-click tumbler. 1884 pattern Buffington rear sight, pinned blade front sight, ramrod bayonet. Stock with a clear SWP/1891 cartouche on the counterpane and {Circle-P} firing proof behind the triggerguard. Retains both sling swivels and stacking swivel. 

Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton


Very good. Retains some thinned blue mixed with an oxidized plum brown patina on the barrel with minute traces of case color on the breech block which has a mostly mottled gray and brown patina. Clear marking throughout. Mechanically functional, very good bore is mostly bright with some oxidation and light pitting near the muzzle. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and small impact marks.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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