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9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9140 Price : $1,395.00
Item : SCARCE U.S. SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884/88 TRAPDOOR RIFLE
Description :
This is an original U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle that has been arsenal converted to the Model 1888 ramrod bayonet configuration. As such, it bears a double inspector's cartouche on the left side of the wrist. This rifle is very similar to the rare Model 1884 Experimental Rifle that was the predecessor of the M1888. This one, though, has the M1888 bayonet latch and not the experimental version. It does have the experimental style front sight cover. It is chambered for the .45-70 government cartridge. The rifle is in very good to fine condition. The blued barrel has mostly turned a smooth brown. The stock mountings show some blued finish in protected areas, but are also mostly a smooth brown. The breech block case colors have turned gray and brown. Some case color remains on the tang. The rifle has excellent mechanics. The bore has some light pitting, but the rifling remains strong. The stock is in fine condition with the usual small dings and scratches from use. Both inspector's cartouches are visible. You don't see many '84 rifles that have been converted to '88 configuration. Stock no. 24442

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