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Springfield Model 1873 Trap Door Rifle

An extremely nice Model 1873 Trap Door rifle, with an 1884 sight, serial number 476187, which would suggest production in 1890. The breech block is clearly marked US Model 1873. The owner attached a tag saying that this gun came from Fort Riley, Kansas, and that it is a “good shooter.” The cartouche is visible, but a little weak. There are no markings on the lock plate. Dimensions: 51.5 inches long overall, with a 33 inch barrel. We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Ben Pate at American Arms in Woodland, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

 

 

Condition:

Very good plus, retaining much original ble, and with a very good bore and crisp action. There are two patches of heavy pitting on the top of the barrel, and an area of roughness between the barrel bands, but the gun is generally very nice. The wood is very good plus, with minor scratches , and a small sliver missing at the bottom of the lock plate. The later serial number along with the 1873 breech suggest that it is made of mixed parts, although the gun is complete and proper as configured. 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
$303
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.