U.S. Model 1873/79 Trapdoor Rifle w/ Bayonet
Used Condition
FFL is not required
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Item 668807241
Location Upperville, VA 20185
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VA 5.3%   
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Three Days from the date the item is received

The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

U.S. Model 1873/79 Transitional Trapdoor Rifle w/ Bayonet

Here is a U.S. Model 1873/79 Transitional Trapdoor Rifle built at Springfield Armory. Not an official designation, this model was a move towards a stronger design with a wider thicker receiver, along with a few other small improvements that were in full production by 1879. This rifle retains the narrow receiver. That with its serial number place it in the transitional production range. The rifle is chambered for the .45-70 Government cartridge. It is in good to very good condition. Traces of the blued finish remain, but mostly the gun has a smooth, dark brown patina. The case colors of the breech block have darkened to almost black. The mechanics work very well. The bore is very good as well, mostly shiny with sharp rifling. The stock has darkened with age. There are a few dings and scratches from use and a small gouge or two in the wood. A thin check crack from drying has opened on the surface of the wood along the grain on the right side of the butt. The inspector's cartouche has been defaced and is no longer legible. Included is an original, triangular socket bayonet with its scabbard and frog. The bayonet and scabbard both have smooth brown patina overall. The leather frog with its brass "U S" rosette has some cracking at the flex points, but remains mostly flexible. This is a good entry level trapdoor, especially if you want one to shoot.

This is an antique arm. No FFL is necessary.

We sell these arms as collectibles. While most are in shooting condition, we do not test fire them. We strongly recommend you have a qualified gunsmith check them out before firing.

We are a full time collectible firearm business. These items are offered for sale in our shop and if they sell in the shop we end the auction early. This does happen frequently. Forewarned is forearmed!


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Mfg Part Number
14.00 Pounds