Model 1873 "Trapdoor" Springfield Rifle, .47 caliber, serial number 130814, visible near breech. Lock plate marked "U.S./SPRINGFIELD/eagle head," breech block marked "MODEL/1873/eagle head over crossed arrows/US.," top of barrel near breech marked "VP" with additional letters, barrel bands marked "U," right side of butt stock marked "47/B," left side of wrist with government cartouche. Walnut stocks, round barrel, iron curved butt plate, checkered hammer, long range rear sight, blade front sight, iron ramrod, modern leather Hunter shoulder strap. Includes bayonet marked "US." Barrel length – 28 1/4". Overall length – 48 7/8". Serial number corresponds to year 1880. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN collection. CONDITION: Action holds at half and full cock. Dings to stocks, screws appear to be missing to either side of forearm, loss to wood, largest 3/4", to forearm. Pitting, dings to metal, primarily to barrel. Slight oxidation on trigger guard, ramrod. Faint rifling to bore.
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