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Beautiful U.S. Model 1888 Springfield Trapdoor Pattern Rifle with Ramrod Bayonet
Item #: A5767
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This is a nice looking gun all the way around. It is the model 1888 Springfield "Trapdoor” rifle. Springfield only made approximately 65,000 of these guns. This is the version of trapdoor rifle that has the ramrod style bayonet concealed underneath the barrel. When you push the "ears" on the latch that holds the bayonet in place it allows it to slide forward where it locks in place. On the lockplate it has the clear Union eagle along with the "US” stamp and the desirable "SPRINGFIELD” arsenal mark in front of the hammer. This gun has a full-length barrel that retains the original rear sight as well as the front sight. The barrel retains some of the original bluing under the plum patina. The rear sight is the large long range pattern that clips into place on the top of the back barrel band. The top of the block has the "U.S. Model 1884” stamping. This is a little confusing since it is a model 1888 but they used the same block in both models. It has the serial number of 549,042. In Flayderman's Guide they state that this model of rifle is found in the 500,000 to 565,000 serial number ranges. The action works crisply on all positions. The gun has all three of the sling swivels intact underneath the gun. The stock has a very nice ark tone all over. On the flat opposite of the lockplate you can still see the government inspection stamp and the true manufacture date of 1892. This is an original U.S. model 1888 Springfield trapdoor rifle that is definitely a step above the ones that you usually see.

Price: $795.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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