Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Project Rifle | 45-70 Government


Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Project Rifle | 45-70 Government

You are considering a vintage Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Project Rifle. It’s a nearly complete rifle with a lot of good qualities to consider. The woodwork is holding up nicely for its age with standard storage and usage wear — minor pockmarks, gouges, and scratches throughout — no major cracks. The metalwork is in great condition and the blue finish has turned into a nice brown-rust-patina — it has no major pitting or rust concerns. The barrel measures 32-inches in length and includes its front blade sight but is missing its rear ladder sight. The bore is surprisingly bright and shiny with very minor fouling and good rifling — it would shoot well. The rifle includes its trapdoor assembly with a firing pin, but it does not have its lock mechanism and hammer installed — we have one on our website for sale. The buttplate and trigger guard are original and fit the stock nicely — it also includes its original ramrod/cleaning rod.

  • Manufacturer: Springfield
  • Model: 1884 Trapdoor Rifle
  • Serial Number: Serial number is partially opaque
  • Year of Manufacture: 1880s
  • Caliber: 45-70 Government
  • Action Type: Trapdoor
  • Markings: The barrel has some proof markings on the left-hand side.


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