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  1. Padawan says:

    I believe Warhorse has something like this.

    • warhorse says:

      I have 3 1866 trapdoor springfield rifles in .50-70. my great grandfather, who was in the massachusetts militia out of Salem,MA during the spanish-american war, stole them from the armory when he mustered out in 1903.

      I doubt they’ve been fired since about 1900.

      what’s pictured here is a later model, and a cavalry carbine. probably 1873

      • RHT447 says:

        Do tell. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the last serving trapdoor rifles were mustered out of a National Guard armory in the mid-west in 1948.

  2. Michael says:

    Sweet…..

  3. Jesse Bogan says:

    Rolling Block?

    • Matt says:

      A Trapdoor Springfield. I’m not sure of the Model year, though I’d guess it to be a Model 1873.

      Matt

  4. RHT447 says:

    I lucked into a full length infantry model back about 1972. Still have it, cast my own bullets for it. Click the link below to download PDF of Rife magazine and article about 1879 test of 45-70 at two miles.

    https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/ri54partial.pdf

  5. Boots says:

    Sweet. U.S. 1873 Springfield Trapdoor carbine, 45-70. First breech loading rifle adopted by the Army (in 1873).

    Custer’s men carried more than a few of these on their fateful day. An 1873 carbine just like this, said to be from the Little Bighorn, having been scooped up by a Sioux warrior, was auctioned in 2008 by James D. Julia auction house in Maine.
    http://jamesdjulia.com/item/lot-1483-extremely-rare-custer-range-springfield-trapdoor-carbine-recovered-from-crow-indians-in-december-1881-31815/

    If you’ve never been to a big time firearms auction you should try to go to one. It’s amazing. The money flows like water and you’ll see firearms you’ll not see anywhere else except in pictures.

    • Matt says:

      The 1873 was an early cartridge rifle, but by no means the first. There were the 1865, 1866, and 1868 versions of the Trapdoors. Also, the Spencer, Henry, and the Sharps rifles were in use by the Army way before the Model 1873 hit the streets.

      Matt

      • Boots says:

        As you correctly note, earlier trapdoors were occasionally used by the Army. But the model of 1873 was the first breech loader adopted as standard issue eqt, hence the “U.S. Springfield 1873” moniker.

    • SemperFi, 0321 says:

      Friend of mine (1 block away) has one of these, the 1873 receiver ser # matches 7th Cav arsenal records, but then it has later model parts and something about the whole gun just doesn’t sit right with a few gun experts. So nobody has actually stated it’s an authentic LBH gun, which would then make it almost priceless!
      I’ve owned 2 carbines and a rifle, great guns, wish I had another one again.
      Dug up a few original cases on private property this summer at an old fort (FA marked with C or R on headstamp), even found an unfired FA 20 ga. Forager case!

    • formwiz says:

      The 7th, like the rest of the Army, had to give up any repeaters (many cavalry troops passed the hat and bought Spencers) when these were issued.

      By order of Stephen Vincent Benet, Chief of Ordnance. Who later gave us the phrase, “Bury my heart at Wounded Knee”.

  6. bikermailman says:

    A couple of years ago, my brother and I are cleaning closets at our parent’s house. I knew there were some 100+ year old shotguns in there. Lo and behold, what did appear? One of these. Great great grandfather’s rifle, the folks forgot they had it. I looked up the serial number, showed an 1883 (IIRC) manufacture. Surprisingly good shape for not having been oiled and stored properly.

  7. SemperFi, 0321 says:

    That photo isn’t right either, it’s a parts gun.
    Fore end in front of band isn’t right shape, it should be rounder, and I don’t think any of the carbine rear sights looked like that one. Front sight appears wrong too, as does bbl length.
    The sling attachment could have been added to make the forgery more correct, but it still isn’t a proper issue carbine

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