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#1395 Springfield 1873 Trapdoor SPORTING RIFLE, 40/65 caliber (40-2-1/2” Sharps Straight)

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#1395 Springfield 1873 Trapdoor SPORTING RIFLE, 40/65 caliber (40-2-1/2” Sharps Straight) with Ex.Fine+ bore and tight solid action, 30” medium heavy full octagonal barrel. Very scarce, fully original conversion of the standard 1873 military rifle as done by the Eli Whitney Firearms company on the orders of the huge New York based distributors, Harley&Graham ….and being the ONLY fully documented trapdoor conversion, as noted in Fladermans book (9th Edition, page 582). Only 300 of these handsome sporting rifles were made in 1883, most being either 45Govt …or the extremely accurate 40-2-1/2”SS. Fitted with standard open sights, the rear sight is the Lawrence style elevated ladder as seen on Sharps carbines, but having a full buckhorn aperture …and the front sight being the Rocky Mountain open blade style. Checkered at the wrist and forestock, Schnauble tipped nose with buffalo horn inset, and the buttplate with cleaning rod trap, standard trigger. These Springfield-Whitneys were VERY nice looking rifles, well balanced, and being very popular calibers in their day and still very viable for most North American game. This specimen has liberal traces of original blue on the barrel, VG wood, no pitting of mention, and would be a VERY decent addition to any 1880s sporting rifle collection as well as a Trapdoor collection. Twenty times rarer than a Sharps 1874 rifle, easily as attractive of a gun and MUCH easier to find parts for if damaged. VG++ $3375














Price: $3,375.00


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