This carbine has about 20% original nickel remaining. It is surprising that both government and private manufacturers took so long to realize that by increasing powder and lessening bullet weight, they could produce rifles with much greater range. The Buyer's Premium is added to your successful bid, and together with your successful bid equals your total purchase price, plus applicable sales tax, and other charges that are listed in this document and required by law, including any registration and transfer fees. The Company will pay the consignor for the item sold on the 30th business day after the Buyer pays for the item, and therefore, if Buyer fails to comply with these time deadlines, he shall have forfeited, and have no remedy, for any alleged inaccurate description or for any other claim related to the item including the lot sold, of which the item is a part. Insurance and shipping shall be at the Buyer's expense. I have an extensive Native American Collection also.
All absentee bids must be received no later than 6:00 p. The only issues that could not be fixed were those of its relatively low rate of fire, a quality inherent to its loading method, and its black powder propellant. The action is in nice shape and the bore is in Fine+ condition. This rifle is an antique so it can be shipped to anyone. A reduced-power load of 55 grains 3. Condition: All metal surfaces have an uncleaned soft brown patina.
Such a remedy was not an option on the carbine version which did not include that valuable tool. If reasonably possible, lots will be combined to minimize the number of boxes needed. I do attend several Antique Long Rifle Shows a year. The bore of the rifle is in fine condition with a mirror finish and strong rifling. Many of these First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine examples went back to the armory and altered. The following factors may prevent the notifications from being sent on time or at all: - The Auctioneer chooses to go out of order for the items in their auction - The Auctioneer closes bidding on more than 10 items in 30 seconds.
The elevation leaf is marked with graduations up to 1,100 yards. Little could author Brewster M. Time is of the essence as to the Buyer's performance under this provision and all other provisions in these Terms and Conditions of Sale. These will tell you what the value of the gun is based upon the condition you find the gun in. The kit allows you to load target practice lead balls directly into the 45-70 Govt. The serial number on this rifle is 74691, which places its date of manufacture to 1876.
All of us here at Powder River Cartridge love to get out and live a little piece of history at the range from time to time. It also its original checkered thumbprint dust cover not a repro. For your convenience, we attempt to make rough estimates of the current market value of each item offered for sale. The trials included tests for: accuracy, dependability, , and ability to withstand adverse conditions. This was shown to be a major improvement, and brass became the primary material used in United States military cartridges from then to the present. In the end, their bias to an older style of warfare and rifle won out and the trap door action was selected. Springfield Model 1861 Percussion Rifle-Musket with Bayonet: The Springfield Model 1861 percussion rifled musket was the most used rifle by the Union in the Civil War.
Rebel Relics is an internet business but I do attend most National and Regional Antique Arm Shows. This Carbine bears no such modification. The serial number of this carbine is in the 13,000 range and according to the Cody museum it letters as a Carbine that went into the warehouse on December 13, 1876 and shipped out on January 17, 1877. Dealers must present all proper paperwork and a signed copy of their current Federal Firearms License along with a release number from the Department of Justice, if required, in order to accept same-day delivery of modern weapons. Once your card has been charged, the Buyer's Premium will not be reversed. For additional photographs, descriptions and specifications see: The. This sometimes jammed the rifle by preventing extraction of the fired cartridge case.
Stock with moderate to heavy scuffs, dings, scratches, and fissures. The ramrod retains considerable original blued finish with evidence of old corrosion and still attaches securely when stowed. Its my opinion that Winchester did not have the capabilities of doing its own nickel plating throughout most of the 1870's and contracted out their work to private firms. The Hammer exhibits a dark, plum patina as does the Hammer Screw, which is the correct single slot type and is unmarred. I update from the shows and auctions on my finds. Think of me as just another civil war relics collector. Correct reproduction front sight on M1873 and correct Carbine front sight base installed on later Models.
Civil War Relics is my passion and all my civil war relics come with a complimentary Rebel Relics Yell. First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine with sexy eye appeal. About: Rock Island Auction Company has been solely owned and operated by Patrick Hogan. Antique Bowie Knives are always flowing through my inventory. Leave a Comment 1339127 Comments https%3A%2F%2Fwww. Payment by check may be accepted if credit has been pre-approved. The Springfield Trapdoor rifles and carbines were a series of breech loading rifle and carbine weapons built from 1865 to about 1888, beginning with the Model 1865 and then with other models being introduced every few years.