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Springfield 1878 Trap Door Cadet Rifle and bayonet

An interesting Trap Door Cadet, with an 1878 breech, 1884 sight, and an inspector’s stamp on the wood with the date 1895.  It is complete with bayonet and sheath, the sheath having an unusual frog with a brass belt hook, made to hang straight down, unlike the usual mount. Serial number 296538. Dimensions: 49 inches long overall, with a 30 inch barrel. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

 

Condition:

The bore is beautiful. The wood is clean, and very well marked, with a sharp cartouche date 1895. The action is tight and crisp. The metal is smooth, with traces of blue, but generally a mottled grey. Caliber is .45-70. The bayonet is excellent, in its unusual scabbard and frog. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions.   

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$605
05/21/2020

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.  21% buyer's premium for this auction through witherells.com.