Springfield Model 1884 Trap Door Rifle
United States 1893
This well preserved example of Springfield, Mass. manufacture with the cypher and date 1893 stamped in the stock was standard use for military at the time. It is chambered for 45-70 caliber cartridges and is in fine condition both mechanically and surface condition. The metal has about 75% of its original bluing which has obtained a soft brownish tone to much of it. The walnut stock has what appears to be its original mellow finish. The serial # is 560775. The elevation sight is aluminum. As with all antique weapons, it is advisable to consult with a gunsmith before attempting to fire. The Springfield Armory was started in 1777 and closed in 1968
Excellent. The stock does have a few scratches and several dings, most of which can be seen in the photos. The metal parts have a few scratches, mostly forward of the front strap rings and on the butt of the stock cap.
Height: 4.5 in.
Width/Length: 4 ft. 4 in.
Depth: 2.25 in.