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Lot 1034
Beautiful Officer’s Model Springfield, Type II with 26 inch bbl, Beech pattern combination front shrouded peep sight and long range ladder rear sight (stamped “R”). Bottom of bbl has a singl blued steel guide and locator post containing its wiping rod. Bbl has the usual “V,P” and eagle proofs along with additional “P” proof. Breech block has the “US / MODEL / 1873” markings and lockplate has standard eagle and “US / SPRINGFIELD” markings. Mounted in a straight grain half stock with extensively checkered forestock & straight grip with orig 1873 style buttplate without trap and has a sgl bbl band. Assembly numbers are found inside trigger bow “31” and “PP” stamped in stock rear of tang. Forend tip is inlaid with a beautiful silver plated pewter nosecap with engraved foliate patterns on the bottom. Made without detachable pistol grip. Top of the wrist is inlaid with the standard tang sight inletted directly into the wood. Trigger guard is 2-pc with a single set trigger. Lockplate, hammer, breech block, top tang, top front of receiver, barrell band, trigger bow, buttplate tang & forend cap are all nicely engraved in foliate swirled patterns. One hundred and one of those rifles were issued to various military officers and important civilians with about another 300 of them purchased by military officers. . CONDITION: Extremely fine as completley refinished.overall, with strong bright blue, about 50% brilliant case colors with balance silver patina, Wiping rod is of recent manufacture. Bright oiled stock with sharp checkering. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. TDW Barrel Length: 26" Caliber/Bore: .45-70 FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1875 Officers Model Paperwork: No Serial Number: nsn

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Estimate $5,000 - $7,500Oct 31, 2018
2000 N Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517
United States
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