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Springfield Model 1884 U.S. Trapdoor, Blued & Case Single Shot Rifle & Ramrod, MFD 1887 Antique
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Hei. Fantastisk flott objekt. Mekanisk ekstraordinär stand, löpsmessig er den excellent. Bilder sier alt. Mvh   Make: Springfield Model: 1884 U.S. Trapdoor Cadet Rifle Serial Number: 321136 Year of Manufacture: This rifle was made between 1880's Caliber: .45-70 Government Action Type: Single Shot Trapdoor Markings: The top of the breechblock is marked “U S / MODEL / 1884”. The right sideplate is marked with the Springfield Eagle and “U. S. / SPRINGFIELD”. The top of the barrel is marked “I” and the left side is marked with a “V”, “P”, an Eagle head proof and a 2nd “P”. The right side of the barrel is marked with a “D”. The top rear of the receiver is marked “321136”. The top of the buttplate in front of the mounting screw is marked “U S”. The sides of the barrel bands are marked “U”. The left side of the buttstock at the heel is marked “116”. Barrel Length: The barrel is 29 ½” in length. Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short blade pinned to a rectangular base on the barrel. The rear sight is a Buffington ladder sight. There is a “U” notch sight fixed to the rear of the ladder for use as a battle sight when the ladder is folded down. The base of the sight is adjustable for windage. The right side of the ladder is marked from “2-14”, with a hash line every 25 yards. The top right corner of the ladder is marked “R”. The left side of the ladder is marked “15-20” with a hash line every 50 yards. There are four different sights for use when the ladder is raised: there is a small peep sight at the bottom of the slider for use as a battle sight, a “U” notch in the base of a triangle for use from 200-1400 yards, a peep near the top of the slider for use at 1400 yards, and a “U” notch at the very top of the slider for use from 1500-2000. Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece walnut with a smooth straight grip. The buttstock has a steel carbine style buttplate. The forend is nearly as long as the barrel, with a blued steel nosecap. The forend is held with two barrel bands and the underside of the nosecap and the front part of the forend are grooved for a ramrod. The stock has a somewhat mottled appearance from spots of oil staining. There is a sling swivel mounted on the front barrel band and another mounted at the front of the one piece trigger guard. There are a few small surface chips along the left edge of the buttstock at the buttplate, a ding on the left side of the heel, a ding on the left side of the wrist, and several dings scattered along the sides of the forend, most of which are dark with oil staining. There are three small chips and a hairline crack around the front stock bolt on the left side of the forend and a small chip and three hairline cracks at the front of the lockplate. There are few scuff marks and drag lines on the sides of the forend at the receiver and several lighter marks scattered throughout. The comb is 8 7/8” in length and the LOP measures 13 ¼” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows surface loss and has developed a plum colored patina. There is light wear at the heel and toe with a few dings at the toe. The buttplate is in about Good to Very Good Condition. The stock rates in about Good condition. Type of Finish: The barrel, trigger guard, and hammer are blued. The breechblock and receiver and case colored and the lockplate is either blued or case hardened by quenching in oil. hardened. Finish Originality: The finish is original. Bore Condition: The bore is bright, turning gray in the front half of the bore. The rifling shows light wear. There is moderate erosion at the muzzle from the muzzle back 2-3”. Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 12% of its original metal finish The case coloring is still visible on the breechblock and receiver. The barrel, barrel bands and forend nosecap show surface loss with a dark plum colored patina developing. The barrel shows several light marks and small dings in its finish, with three deeper dings and a drag line in its top surface in front of the rear barrel band. The lockplate, the right side of the receiver and the top of the breechblock are sprinkled with pinprick surface erosion. The trigger guard and its tangs show surface loss with several tiny dings. The hammer knurling shows light wear with a small marred area on its left side. The forward trigger guard tang screw and the rear stock screw are distressed while the remaining screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this Cadet Rifle rates in about Very Good condition. Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has quarter and half cock safety positions. We have not fired this rifle. Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A ramrod comes with the rifle and is stored under the forend. The ramrod is blued, with a button tip and a slot for a patch just behind the tip. The ramrod shows a few spots of moderate to heavy pitting. The ramrod is in about Very Good condition. Our Assessment: The Model 1873 "Trapdoor" Springfield was the first standard-issue breech-loading rifle adopted by the United States Army and it and the Model 1884 and 1888 Trapdoors were the main service rifles of the U.S. Military until they were gradually replaced by the Springfield Model 1892 bolt-action rifle. George Custer’s troops were armed with them at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and they were still used by secondary units during the Spanish-American war in 1898. Cadet rifles were made for use in training at West Point and had slightly shorter barrels than the rifle version. The early M1884 First Type Cadet rifles were made with the older two piece trigger guard and stacking swivel only, while the later M1884 2nd Type Cadet rifles were made with a single piece trigger guard and both stacking swivel and sling swivels. The 2nd Type was the last trapdoor model rifle produced by Springfield. This is a Model 1884 2nd Model Cadet Trapdoor with a single piece trigger guard and sling swivels. It was common for rifles that were released from West Point for use at private military schools to have the stacking swivels removed and sling swivels added if not already in place. This Model 1884 Cadet rifle has the correct Buffington rear sight and the left side of the heel is marked with a rifle number. The rifle is in about Very Good condition with about 12% of its original finish remaining.