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#4668 Springfield 1881 Trapdoor “Forager”, 20ga shotgun

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#4668 Springfield 1881 Trapdoor “Forager”, 20ga shotgun with surprisingly decent bore, being about a 7 on a scale of 10. VG tight action with the correct “1881” marked breechblock and extractorless receiver channel. Smooth even grey brown patina with some slight mottling and minor light pitting. The wood is the weak poit in that it has losses around the lockscrew area and forearm belly screw (see photos) …and lots of bumps and bruises. However, this is a correct and real Forager, not some hashed up rifle with a bored out barrel or parts gun. Serial number 194 out of a total of 1376 made between 1881-1884. They were issued two per company of troops for frontier foraging for fresh provisions, so they most likely were the hardest used longarms in the service during the 1880s-90s. Heavily used throughout their life, their last issuance was in Alaska just after the turn of the century and the survival rate was grim. Very few collections will be fortunate enough to have a real Forager. VG/VG+ $2150















Price: $2,150.00


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12/15/2017

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