c1890 INDIAN WARS Antique US SPRINGFIELD M1884 TRAPDOOR .45-70 GOVT Rifle
Chambered in the Original .45-70 GOVT!
Here we present an antique U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Rifle, made by the Springfield Armory. This rifle was manufactured circa 1890, around the Indian the end of the Indian Wars and just after the Wounded Knee massacre. After the Civil War, the War Department wanted a breech-loading rifle. To be specific, it wanted a breech-loading rifle that would chamber a self-primed, metallic cartridge. Amazingly, despite the adoption of the ill-fated Model 1882 Chaffee-Reese Bolt Action Magazine Rifle, new models of trapdoor rifles continued to be produced and used all the way through the mid-1890s, until finally, the Krag-Jorgensen was adopted. The U.S. continued to see unrest and conflict with the displaced Native Americans during this time, including the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29th, 1890. Trapdoors continued to see use all the way through the Spanish American War.
The overall condition is very good. Original blue finish and case colors that have turned dark over time. The walnut stock is in very nice shape. There is a “D/60” unit/rack mark near the toe of the stock. The bore is in nice shape with sharp rifling. The action is excellent. Here is a fantastic piece of history in .45-70 Govt!
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Barrel is 32-5/8 inches.
Caliber: .45-70 GOVT
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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