1893 Antique SPRINGFIELD ARMORY Model 1884 TRAPDOOR .45-70 GOVT CADET Rifle
Chambered in the Original 45-70 GOVT
Here we present an antique U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Cadet Rifle, made by the Springfield Armory. Manufactured circa1893 nearing the end of the Indian Wars, this is a cadet rifle version of the U.S. Springfield Model 1884. The 1884 Cadet Model Trapdoor Rifle is identical to the Standard 1884 Infantry Rifle, from the butt plate up to the rear or lower barrel band. The obvious difference is the overall length of the barrel, and thus the rifle. The standard Infantry barrel length was about 31-5/8″ whereas the barrel on a Cadet Rifle was just about 2 inches shorter coming in at about 29-5/8″. These would have been issued to military academies during the late-19th Century.
The overall condition is very good. Original finish/patina. The action is strong. Bright, rifled bore. The stock is solid (does contain a stable cark at the wrist). “US” dated lock and butt plate tang. “1884” is dated atop the trapdoor.
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Barrel is 29-5/8 inches.
Caliber: .45-70 GOVT
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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