A very rare US Springfield Trapdoor, model 1870, carbine. Only 362 of these Martial carbines were produced, and in November of 1871 the Springfield Armory made 20 of these carbines available, for sale, to U.S. Military Officers. This carbine is all correct, with a saddle ring and bar, and a rear sight graduated to only 700 yards. The breechblock is stamped 1870 with an eagle’s head over a pair of crossed arrows and a U.S. stamp, under them. The lock plate is dated “1863”, and stamped with a US eagle and “U.S. SPRINGFIELD”. The walnut stock has a strong “ESA” cartouche on the left side, and another cartouche on the bottom edge, just behind the triggerguard tang.
Caliber: .50-70 cartridge
Overall Length: 41.25″
Barrel Length: 22″
Condition: Iron retains approximately 15% of its original blue with some scattered pitting on the barrel – Stock is very good with much of the original raised grain still present and a few bruises, nicks & light scratches – Action operates perfectly – Bore is bright
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