Scarce Model 1873 Trapdoor Saddle Ring Cavalry Carbine .45-70

A scarce Springfield U.S. Model 1873 Cavalry Carbine. Inspector’s initials of “VPP” marked on the barrel. “U.S. Model 1873” marked on trapdoor. “U.S Springfield” marked on the receiver side plate. The original cartouche on left side of the stock is Illegible apparently because of handling wear, rather than sanding. The carbine has its original saddle ring and bar, adjustable ladder sights, walnut stock and blued finish. Bore is bright with oxidation spotting and lead fouling but retains strong rifling. Wooden stock shows handling wear. Very light oxidation spotting on trapdoor assembly. Mechanically very good. 22″ barrel. Has typical stock dings for a 137 year-old gun. (See detailed photos.)  This appears to be a correct original cavalry carbine rather than a cut-down rifle. Rear sight is correctly marked “C” for carbine. Serial # 149909X places it toward the end of producton of the Model 1873. (EECP-747)





Production Date

ca 1883.


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