SALE SALE - 1884 Springfield Armory Trapdoor Rifle
Gun 14 - This is a standard to fair condition and all original Springfield Armory Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle. The serial number on this rifle places its date of manufacture to mid-1886. Springfield Armory produced only 34,162 service rifles in 1886 and very few Model 1884 Rifles.
The Model 1884, which was the second model of the .45-70 trapdoor service rifles, was only manufactured at Springfield Armory from late 1886-1890.
The barrel is 32.60” long with a 0.730” barrel diameter at the muzzle. The barrel retains the some of its original blued finish throughout with a wear spots.
The left, rear side of the barrel has the serif “V” view proof stamp over the serif “P” firing proof stamp over the eagle head over the second serif “P” firing proof stamp, indicating proof firing with a special 80 grain cartridge of the assembled barrel, receiver, and breech block.
More photos on request. This rifle qualifies as a Curio and Relic and requires no FFL delivery.