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Scarce Georgia Marked Model 1884Springfield Trapdoor Rifle
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This is a rare version of a fairly common gun! It is an original post-Civil War Springfield arsenal trapdoor rifle with the rare Georgia militia markings. These were popular and dependable rifles for their time. They are designed very similar to the Civil War Springfield except at the back of the barrel it has the hinged door that allows you to load the gun from the back. Thus the nickname "Trapdoor". The door on this one has the model 1884 marking. The lockplate has the "US" mark along with the famous Springfield Arsenal mark and the Union eagle still mostly visible. The barrel is full-length and has the front and rear sights present. The rear sight is the desirable Buffington version sight. The front sight has the original base with a replaced blade. The action of the gun works well. It has the serial number of 426,626 which is in the correct range for this model of gun. The stock has a nice look and on the opposite of the lockplate you can see the Springfield stamp with the 1889 production date. What makes this gun special is stamped on the top of the stock down by the buttplate. It has the large letter "GA" which stands for the state of Georgia. This let us know that this gun was used by the Georgia militia at one time. That makes a very neat touch on a cool original trapdoor rifle. All three of the original sling swivels are present and it has a modern made replacement ramrod in the channel under the barrel. This is an attractive old gun with the desirable Georgia marking!


Item #: B978
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Your Price:$995.00 USD
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