Original U.S. Springfield Trapdoor Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine made in 1880 - Serial No 126027

Item Description

Original Item: Only One available. This is an excellent example of the classic Springfield trapdoor Saddle Ring Carbine, the weapon used by the troopers of the 7th Cavalry that met their fate at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. The breech block is marked:


Offered in very good condition is this trapdoor rifle in .45-70 government caliber, Serial # 126027 with overall good metal finish with all proofs still present. The serial number indicates production in 1880, and the stock is in good original condition with a great color. It has the usual dents and wear from use and age, and has been sanded down, so it is below the level of the lock plate. There are also two small circular wood repairs on the left side, probably replacing dents or gouges. The bore is in very good condition, with clear lands and grooves with a bright finish. Just some areas of light oxidation near the muzzle keep it from being excellent.

This example appears to have been returned to arsenal for some Model 1884 updates, which is why it is equipped with the serrated trigger, rear Buffington adjustable sight. It also has the standard butt trap storage compartment, which still includes the three piece ramrod, as well as a broken case extractor tool.

The butt plate is marked U.S. and the barrel band is U Marked. and the metal finish is a very nice, with a great faded plum color. Center fire breechloader, .45 cal., single band, saddle-ring on sliding bar, and Buffington sight. Lock is marked with an eagle and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD, manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield Massachusetts.

Additional marks of interest include inspectors' and proof marks around the breech end of the barrel: and R on top, with a V over a P over an eagle's head over another P on the left side just above the stock. 

This is an excellent opportunity to pick up a very nice example of the rare Springfield Trapdoor Carbine. Ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: 1880
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Cartridge Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 21.5 Inches
Overall Length: 41 Inches
Action type: Hinged Breechblock with side action lock.
Feed System: Single Shot

Note: This gun is NOT considered obsolete calibre, so we are no able to ship to the United Kingdom. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services.

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