Lot 377

A Springfield Model 1888 Experimental Trapdoor Rifle, similar to Model 1884

Firearms of the 19th and 20th century | A81s | Live auction | 584 Lots

Hammer price € 1,400

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Cal. .45/70, Nr. 320800, Nearly bright bore, length 32 5/8", on the barrel top a front sight with tunnel, sights vertically and laterally adjustable. Typical breechblock, the loading gate inscribed "US / MODEL / 1884", the lockplate eagle/"U.S."/"Springfield". Full stock with tool compartment in the buttstock and iron furniture, iron wrist rest bolted to the shoulder, barrel rings stamped "U", buttcap "U.S.", stamped on the top of the buttstock "E51". Extractable needle bayonet/ramrod. Colour-case hardened hammer, loading gate and wrist rest, partially somewhat rubbed, original bluing, partially minimally patinated. Length 132 cm.Only 1000 Model 1884 Experimental Trapdoor Rifles were built, starting with number 320,000. Since these guns were issued to various units for field testing, only a very few rifles of this type have survived to this day.
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The auction includes 584 lots and starts on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 584. The pre-sale viewing will take place from March 19 - 20, 2020 and March 26 - 29, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).