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Springfield 1878 Trap Door Short Rifle with Carbine Sling Mount

An unusual short Trap Door rifle, probably modified from a conventional rifle, but mounted with a carbine sling bar and ring. The action is dated Model 1878, and it is serial number  337471. Barrel has the eagle head and VP proof stamps. The band on the stock is stamped U, and has an unusual sling swivel that is curved to fit the stock. The front sight is hooded, and the rear sight is a rifle sight. Dimensions: 43 inches long overall, with the barrel being 24 inches long. Processing and Shipping within the continental U.S. $55.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance

Condition:

Very good plus, as modified. The stock is very good, and the metal is clean, retaining much blue finish. The action is tight and crisp, and the bore is very good plus. 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: $250 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$968
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.