Wainright Collection of Historic Firearms

Wainright Collection of Historic Firearms

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Wainright Collection of Historic Firearms

Wainright Collection of Historic Firearms

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This single-owner sale features unique and diverse examples spanning every stage of firearms development from early matchlocks to the closing days of World War II.

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Springfield Model 1817 Flintlock Pistol

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 486)      

Springfield Model 1817 Flintlock Pistol

.69 caliber, 11.125" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock, iron mounts. Lock marked with a Spread-Winged Eagle over US forward of the cock and in three vertical lines at the tail of the lock: SPRING / FIELD / 1818 . Flat beveled lock with pronounced teat at rear, integral fenced iron pan and faceted swan-necked cock. Lock marked LD and B internally and with single punch dot mating marks on all small internal parts, as well as the cock, cock screw, top jaw, top jaw screws steel, steel screw and steel spring screw. Correct pattern curled toe steel (frizzen) and steel spring with pointed finial. Mainspring marked with three file slash mating marks that also appear on all major components and screw necks. Barrel retained by single double-strapped band with Wickham's improvement stud, with a brass blade front sight. Top of breech with P / [eagle head] / V proof marks and dated 1818 . Most small parts with two letter workman's initials as well as the mating marks, with PW inside the butt cap, EA on the triggerguard plate, JC in the triggerguard. Bottom of barrel marked EA as well as with an Arabic 2 and three file slashes, breech plug with matching mating marks. The same mating marks also appear in the backstrap cut out of the stock. Stock clearly marked with a pair of crisp script cartouches on the counterpane; an S for John Stebbins and an ET for Elisha Toby. A clear block RC stock maker's mark on lower front of grip. Includes swelled wood ramrod with iron ferrule threaded jag at end that appears to be original to the pistol. Production of these guns was initiated in 1807 but suspended when the official handgun caliber was reduced from .69 to .54. They were subsequently assembled circa 1817-1818 and are sometimes referred to as the Model 1807 due to their initial production beginning at that time. These are extremely rare US martial pistols both in terms of production numbers, of which was only 1,000 were produced, as well as production location. Only three major runs of handguns were produced at the Springfield Arsenal, the M1817 pistol, the M1855 Pistol Carbine and the M1911 semi-automatic pistol. This makes these especially desirable guns for Springfield collectors and this example would be extremely difficulty to upgrade.



Condition: Very fine. Remains in original flintlock configuration in all respects. Metal very lightly cleaned long ago with an even steel patina. All markings crisp and sharp in both metal and wood. Mechanically functional, very good bore with even oxidation. Stock with some scattered handling marks, minor bumps and dings. A very tiny chip is missing on the reverse at the top of the butt cap, and a extremely small repair is present on the left side at the tang mortise, but internal inspection suggests this may well have been arsenal done, as the barrel has certainly not been out of the stock in an extremely long time, and the methods suggest arsenal work. Overall one of the finest examples of these rare martial pistols to come to market in decades.

EST $ 6000 - 9000...more

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US Model 1822 Flintlock Musket by Springfield

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 486)      

US Model 1822 Flintlock Musket by Springfield

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three barrel bands, S/N W/a88 . National Armory brown finish, color case hardened lock with removable brass pan, smooth walnut stock. Lock marked with a [spread-winged eagle]/ US forward of the hammer and in three lines vertically at the tail of the lock SPRING/FIELD/1829 . Tang dated 1829 as well. Breech with depressed P proof over [eagle head]/ V . Serial numbered W/a 88 on top of breech, with bayonet mating code D35 on upper strap of top barrel band. Stock marked with two fine cartouches on counterpane; a script ET inspection and a script EB/3 reclassification mark from the 1840s. A fine JS final inspection cartouche is present behind the triggerguard. Lock remains in original flint configuration with perfect fit internally, matching V assembly marks on internal parts and hammer, inspection marks throughout. Tumbler, bridle, sear and internal screws all retain the majority of their original brilliant heat blued finish, with the frizzen spring retaining much of the blue as well, although duller and faded. Barrel is in original flint configuration as well with a complete unmolested touchhole that is correctly tapered and angled. Retains both original sling swivels as well as the original, full-length button head ramrod. Really a stunning example of a National Armory brown US M1822 (M1816 Type II) in an outstanding state of preservation that somehow escaped the percussion alteration program of the 1840s and 1850s.



Condition: Very fine. Retains most of the arsenal applied brown finish, with some flaking, scuffing and loss, particularly around the muzzle where the bayonet caused friction wear. Lock retains some muted case color with a dark blue-gray smoky color. All markings remain crisp and clear throughout. Lock is mechanically functional and very crisp. Bore is excellent and bright. Stock is very crisp with some feathery grain remaining, fine lines and crisp edges, showing only some scattered bumps, dings and mars from 189 years of handing and storage.

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US Model 1863 Rifle Musket by Springfield

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 486)      

US Model 1863 Rifle Musket by Springfield

.58 caliber, 40" barrel with three barrel bands, no S/N. Bright barrel, color case hardened lock, blued barrel bands and sight. Lock with standard US SPRINGFIELD markings and eagle, dated 1863 at rear. Barrel with matching date on breech and standard V/P /[eaglehead] proofs. Counterpane with crisp script JG and ESA cartouches. Retains original straight-shank, tulip head ramrod and lower sling swivel, upper swivel missing.



Condition: Very good. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and discoloration, lock with strong case color. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore is somewhat dirty. Stock with scattered handling marks, bumps and dings.

EST $ 1500 - 3000...more

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Remington Model 1863 Zouave Rifle With Original Saber Bayonet

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Remington Model 1863 Zouave Rifle With Original Saber Bayonet

.58 caliber, 33" barrel retained by two brass barrel bands, no S/N. Blued barrel, color case hardened lock, brass furniture. Standard Remington lock markings, dated 1863 . Barrel with matching date, usual V/P/ [eagle head] proofs and marked STEEL . Counterpane with two clear script cartouches, HDJ and BH . Retains both sling swivels, original ramrod and spare cone in patch box. Accompanied by a correct pattern original saber bayonet with correct brass-mounted leather scabbard.



Condition: Fine. Retains most of the blued finish on the barrel with the case color on the lock fading and dulling. Mechanically functional, very good 7-groove bore. Rear sight blade damaged and 300-yard leaf is missing. Wood with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks. Bayonet about fine with an uncleaned patina on the hilt and a bright blade. Scabbard very good, with mounts matching the patina of the hilt, leather with scuffs and mars.

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Percussion Turner Style Rifle By W.L.Hudson

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 486)      

Percussion Turner Style Rifle By W.L.Hudson

.40 caliber, 31" octagonal barrel with muzzle turned round for bullet starter, retained by a single wedge with hooked breech, no S/N. Browned finish, iron furniture, smooth, straight-gripped walnut half-stock with pewter forend cap. Back action percussion lock marked W.L. HUDSON/MAKER/CIN.O in a three-line cartouche with same marking on top barrel flat behind rear sight. Double set triggers, semi-pistol gripped triggerguard, adjustable tang mounted peep sight, buckhorn barrel rear sight, hooded post front sight. 3.25" long bayonet lug at muzzle, for attachment of a "Bahn Frei"-style saber bayonet. Wood ramrod with brass tip.

William Hudson was a Cincinnati based gun maker works cab1852-1864. This rifle conforms to the style known as "Turner Rifles," sporting arms that had been utilized by members of the various German-American Turnverein (Turner) clubs. These recent German immigrants to America volunteered in large numbers to fight during the American Civil War, often bringing their own target rifles with them when they enlisted. Many of the guns were modified with large bayonet lugs to accept the classic Turner "Bahn Frei" brass-handled saber bayonets. The 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, raised in the Cincinnati area, was one of the most storied of these German American regiments to fight during the war and this rifle is likely associated with a member of that unit.



Condition: Good. Retains some of the brown finish on the barrel, which is thinning and mixing with an oxidized patina and some scattered surface scale. Markings remain legible on barrel and lock. Lock not functioning correctly. Bore very good with some light oxidation. Barrel rear sight may be an old replacement. Stock solid with bumps and dings and some added finish.

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Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle Musket

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 486)      

Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle Musket

.58 caliber, 40" barrel retained by three barrel bands, no S/N. Bright finish, smooth walnut stock. Lock marked in three lines U.S./COLT'S PT F.A. Mfg Co/HARTFORD Ct and dated 1863 at tail. Breech with matching 1863 date, V/P/[eagle head] proofs and left flat marked STEEL and with inspector initials EF . Counterpane with two excellent DAP and JT cartouches, top of comb with clear MMJ sub-inspection. Small letter sub-inspections throughout on the metal parts. Correct 1861 pattern rear sight, musket front sight/bayonet lug. Correct straight-shank ramrod, sling swivels, added Enfield pattern cone protector. A really wonderful example of a mid-war produced US M1861 Special Model musket from one of the most iconic of US arms makers.



Condition: Very fine. Metal bright with some old dried oil and light discoloration, fine bore, mechanically excellent, all margins crisp and clear. Stock extremely crisp with a fine open grain and feathery texture, showing only a 1.75" scrape on the obverse butt at the butt plate and some very minor light handing marks.

EST $ 4000 - 6000...more

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Ulysses S. Grant 1851 Navy Commemorative Percussion Revolver

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 486)      

Ulysses S. Grant 1851 Navy Commemorative Percussion Revolver

.36 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 316USG. Blue finish with case colored frame and loading lever, silver-plated grip straps. Walnut display case with powder flask, bullet mold, cap box, and key.



Condition: This 1971 mfg. gun remains in "new old stock" condition.

EST $ 600 - 900...more

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Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 486)      

Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine

.62 caliber, 12" barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, brass furniture, walnut stock and detachable buttstock. Standard Springfield markings on lock, dated 1856 at tail. Standard proof marks on breech, dated 1855 on tang. Correct pattern folding L-shaped rear sight, swivel ramrod. Butt cap mating numbered 3 , buttstock mating numbered 16 . Sling swivels on barrel band and in toe of stock, sling ring in butt cap.



Condition: Good. Metal cleaned to bright with some light pitting, but all marks remain clear. Lock fully functional and complete, bore has been smooth-bored to about .62 caliber. Pistol stock with numerous handling marks and dings as well as a couple of cracks, the largest running from the front of the lock forward and then down and around to the triggerguard and another at the tail of the lock. No cartouche visible on counterpane. Buttstock very good with scattered bumps and dings.

EST $ 2500 - 3500...more

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Pattern 1875 Marine Officers Sword

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 486)      

Pattern 1875 Marine Officers Sword

29.75" slightly curved blade with 18.5" fuller. 5.5" gilt brass guard with foliate motifs. Leather covered grooved wood grip with 12 wraps of twisted brass wire. Blade with frosty engraving of foliate scrolls and patriotic motifs, with UNITED STATES MARINES on the obverse and reverse. Reverse ricasso marked 372 / TRADE / CONQUER / MARK / N.S. MEYER, INC / WEST GERMANY . Brass-mounted, leather-covered wood scabbard.



Condition: Fine. Blade with most of the polish and frosty etching. Grips with some light wear, scabbard with some scattered light wear and scuffing.

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Peterson 75 Non-Regulation Officers Sword Presented To LT K D Cheny

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 486)      

Peterson 75 Non-Regulation Officers Sword Presented To LT K D Cheny

32.25" single-edged spear point blade with 20" stopped median fuller. 5.25" hilt with pierced iron half-basket guard with a spread winged American eagle with the motto E Plurius Unum in ribbons above its head. Shagreen-wrapped grooved wood grips with 7 wraps of triple brass wire, the middle of the three ring twisted. Blade with frosty etched panels with a large US on the reverse with foliate bookends, and foliate scrolls near the ricasso. Reverse ricasso marked W CLAUBERG SOLINGEN in an oval around their logo. Obverse ricasso with brass "PROVED" disc and spine etched IRON PROOF . Obverse of blade with foliate scrolls near ricasso and a large spread-winged American Eagle central panel, again with the E Pluribus Unum cotton in ribbons. Iron backstrap of hilt engraved in two script lines: Presented to Lieut. K. D. Cheny / by Members Hartford City Guard 1866 . Includes correct pattern metal scabbard with two suspension rings. A search of both the Historical Data Systems and Fold3 databases could not locate a "K.D. Cheny." Further research may prove fruitful.



Condition: Fine. Blade retains much of the original bright polish and frosty etching with only some lightly scattered minor surface oxidation and flecks of discoloration. Blade with a couple of minor nicks along its edge. Hilt fine, grip with some light wear and tight wire. Scabbard very good.

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US Model 1850 Staff Officer's Sword

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 486)      

US Model 1850 Staff Officer's Sword

31.25" slightly curved, single-edged blade with 22.5" stopped median fuller and narrow 22.5" fuller along spine. 5.5" gilt brass hilt with open work foliate patterns and cast US in guard. Pommel cap with brass spanner capstan nut. Leather covered grooved wood grip with 14 wraps of triple strand wire, the middle wire being coiled. Etched blade with foliate scrolls, patriotic and martial themes, E Pluribus Unum in a ribbon on the obverse and US on the reverse. Sword is accompanied by a brass mounted leather scabbard with two suspension rings that is seamed up the middle of the rear.



Condition: Good. Blade with a dull gray patina, showing scattered surface oxidation, pitting, and discoloration. Etching worn and only partially visible. Hilt good with an uncleaned patina and traces of gold gilt in protected areas. Grip with some light wear and minor finish loss, wire intact with some looseness. Scabbard with wear, surface scuffs, some finish loss and crazing. Stitching remains mostly solid, brass mounts with a dark, uncleaned patina.

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Springfield Trapdoor Model 1884 Rifle

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 486)      

Springfield Trapdoor Model 1884 Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 371528 . Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1873 marked breech bock. Illegible shadow of a cartouche on reverse of stock and a very weak [circle]- P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, grooved trigger, 3-click tumbler. Buffington rear sight, cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor.



Condition: Good. Retains some strong thinning blue on the metal and some lightly oxidized discoloration with some minor freckled pinpricking. Markings clear in metal, much weaker in wood. Mechanically functional, good bore with some frosting and lightly oxidized pinpricking. Stock sanded with added oil finish showing numerous bumps, dings and minor mars.

EST $ 500 - 750...more

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Springfield M1879 Star Marked Trapdoor Rifle

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 486)      

Springfield M1879 Star Marked Trapdoor Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 207906* . Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield early lock markings with 1873 date and barrel proofs, 1873 marked breech bock, script SWP/1882 cartouche on reverse of stock and [circle]- P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, smooth trigger, 3-click tumbler. 1879 buckhorn rear sight, dished-face, jag-head cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor. The "star" marked trapdoor rifles and carbines were assembled for issue to state militias using a combination of older parts from returned arms and newly produced parts.



Condition: Good to very good. Retains traces of blue with a mostly smooth plum brown patina that shows scattered oxidized freckling and some surface roughness on the buttplate. Markings clear, mechanically functional, very good, lightly frosted bore. Stock very good with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $ 600 - 900...more

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Springfield Model 1868 Rifle

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 486)      

Springfield Model 1868 Rifle

.50-70 caliber, 29.625" barrel (32.5" to breech face) secured by two bands, S/N 2016 . Bright and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield musket lock markings, dated 1863 at the rear, serial number on left side of breech block and barrel. Breech block dated 1870 over [eagle head] / [crossed arrows] / US . Script ESA cartouche on counterpane. Rack numbered 11/44 in obverse stock and 11 on comb. Long range leaf rear sight, combination musket type front sight/bayonet lug, correct cleaning rod, no sling swivels.



Condition: Good. Metal with a mottled oxidized gray and brown patina with some old dried grease present as well. Lock with traces of case color. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some light pitting near the muzzle. Stock sanded and showing numerous bumps and dings.

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Springfield Model 1873 Rifle

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 486)      

Springfield Model 1873 Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 5586 . Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard early Springfield lock markings with 1873 date and no barrel proofs. Early 1873 breech bock mark with crossed arrows. Long comb, thick wrist replacement stock, high arch breech, smooth trigger, 2-click tumbler. Correct 1873 pattern rear sight, musket front sight/bayonet lug, retains both sling swivels and stacking swivel, jag head cleaning rod with flat face. Solid buttplate without trapdoor or implement compartment. A very early production M1873 Rifle with a later arsenal replacement stock.



Condition: Good. Retains some traces of finish, the rest an oxidized plum brown or mottled gray patina. Mechanically functional, good bore that needs to be cleaned. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars.

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Springfield Model 1879 Rifle

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Springfield Model 1879 Rifle

.45-70, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 201845 . Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1873 marked breech bock, script SWP/1882 cartouche on reverse of stock and [circle]- P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, smooth trigger, 3-click tumbler. 1879 buckhorn rear sight, correct cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor.



Condition: Very good. Retains some thinning blued finish with strong traces of case color on the breech block. Clear markings, mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock showing wear and scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Model 1884 Springfield Carbine

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 486)      

Model 1884 Springfield Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel with single barrel band, S/Nn 452197 . Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield trapdoor lock markings, 1884 breech block markings, standard barrel proofs. Legible SWP/1889 cartouche opposite lock and clear [circle]- P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Correct Buffington rear sight marked "C," pinned blade front sight, sling bar and ring, trapdoor in butt but no cleaning rods.



Condition: Good. Metal with mostly smooth plum patina, showing scattered oxidation and scattered pinpricking. Markings in metal clear, more worn in wood. Mechanically functional, bore good with scattered pitting. Wood with moderate wear, showing numerous bumps and dings and some serious wear along the leading edge of the comb.

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Springfield Model 1884 Carbine

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 486)      

Springfield Model 1884 Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel with single barrel band, S/N 281981 . Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield trapdoor lock markings, 1884 breech block markings, standard barrel proofs. Clear SWP/1889 cartouche opposite lock and clear [circle]- P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Buffington rear sight marked " XC " for use on the 1886 Experimental Carbine, pinned blade front sight, sling bar and ring, trapdoor in butt with no accessories. An interesting composite Trapdoor carbine with a receiver numbered at the very end of the M1879 range/beginning of the M1884 range, but certainly too early for an 1889 cartouche and with a rare XC marked sight.



Condition: Good. Barrel with a mottled oxidized brown patina and some surface roughness, showing some moderate pitting forward of the forend. Most markings clear, mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock with wear and scattered bumps and bruises.

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Model 1877 Springfield Cadet Rifle

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 486)      

Model 1877 Springfield Cadet Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 29.5" barrel, S/N 83321 . Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with two barrel bands. Standard three-line M1873 breech block markings, weak ESA over date cartouche in an oval and weak [circle]- P proof behind triggerguard. High-arch breech, narrow receiver, three-click tumbler. Stock with long, thin wrist and ;short comb, solid buttplate without trapdoor. Stepped base rear sight correctly marked " R ." Stacking swivel only, no sling swivels. Retains correct pattern jag-head cleaning rod. Rack numbered " 135 " twice on reverse butt in red paint and once stamped into the stock comb, forward of the buttplate.



Condition: Very good. Retains some of the blued finish with some wear and loss, mostly forward of the rear barrel band. Breech block with some faded case color present. Markings in metal crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some lightly scattered oxidation and frosting present. Stock with wear, bumps and dings, and weak markings.

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Springfield Model 1884 Rifle

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Springfield Model 1884 Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 364210 . Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1884 marked breech bock, clear SWP/1886 cartouche on reverse of stock and fine [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, grooved trigger, 3-click tumbler. Correct Buffington rear sight, correct cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor. Includes a M1887 sling.



Condition: Fine. Retains most of the thinning blued finish with some fading, breech block with vivid color. Markings clear and crisp throughout. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock very crisp with a feathery texture, crisp markings and only some scattered minor dings and handling marks.

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Model 1879 Star Marked Rifle

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 486)      

Model 1879 Star Marked Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 146902* . Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard early Springfield lock marking, dated 1873 and standard barrel proofs, 1873 marked breech bock, visible SWP/1880 cartouche on reverse of stock and legible [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, smooth trigger, 3-click tumbler. M1879 buckhorn rear sight, flat-face, jag-head cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor. These "star marked" Trapdoor rifles and carbines were assembled from a combination of old and newly made parts for issue to the various state militias during the early 1880s.



Condition: Good. Retains no finish with a plum brown patina on the barrel and a mottled gray patina on the lock. Markings remain clear in the metal, more worn in the wood. Mechanically functional, good bore with light pitting. Stock worn, with numerous bumps, dings and mars and a 3" crack running from the front of the triggerguard to the front lock mounting screw.

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Model 1884 Cadet Rifle

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Model 1884 Cadet Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 29.5" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 428532 . Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1884 marked breech bock. No cartouche or [circle]-P marks present. Low arch breech, grooved trigger, 3-click tumbler. Buffington rear sight, recessed tip jag-head cleaning rod with swelled, notched shank, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor. In all ways this rifle conforms correctly to a Type II M1884 Cadet Rifle with no cartouches present, suggesting an arsenal replacement stock.



Condition: Very good. Retains some thinning blued finish mixed with a smooth plum brown patina. Breech block with vivid case color. All markings clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, very good, lightly pitted bore. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars.

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Springfield Model 1884 Rifle

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 486)      

Springfield Model 1884 Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 477314 . Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1884 marked breech bock, clear SWP/1889 cartouche on reverse of stock and fine [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, grooved trigger, 3-click tumbler. Correct Buffington rear sight, correct cleaning rod, retains stacking and both sling swivels, solid buttplate without trapdoor. An outstanding example of a US M1884 rifle.



Condition: Excellent. Retains most of the blued finish with some thinning and fading, breech block with vivid color. Markings clear and crisp throughout. Mechanically functional, fine bore with light frosting. Stock very crisp with a feathery texture, crisp markings and only some lightly scattered minor dings and handling marks. Simply a fantastic condition rifle.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Model 1888 Springfield Trapdoor Ramrod Bayonet Rifle

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 486)      

Model 1888 Springfield Trapdoor Ramrod Bayonet Rifle

.45-70 caliber, 32.625" barrel with two barrel bands, S/N 561347 . Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut stock. Standard Springfield lock markings and barrel proofs, 1884 marked breech bock, fine SWP/1893 cartouche on reverse of stock and crisp [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Low arch breech, grooved trigger, 3-click tumbler. Correct Buffington rear sight, hooded front sight, correct rod bayonet, retains stacking and both sling swivels. Buttplate with trapdoor covering implement compartment, which is empty. One of the last of the last Trapdoor rifles to be produced from the last year of production.



Condition: Very fine. Barrel with thinning blue turning to a plum brown patina. Breech block with vivid color. All markings crisp and clear. Mechanically functional, fine bores with some dirt near the muzzle. Stock with scattered minor bumps, dings and mars.

EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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Model 1886 Springfield XC Carbine

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 486)      

Model 1886 Springfield XC Carbine

.45-70 caliber, 24" round barrel, S/N 340171 . Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Standard Trapdoor lock markings, 1873 marked low arch breech block. V/P/[eagle head] inspection and P proof at breech. No visible cartouche at wrist or [circle]-P proof behind triggerguard. Correct " XC " marked Buffington rear sight, pinned front sight without hood, correct wrap-around sling swivel on upper band with sling swivel in toe. Sling bar and ring. 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. No cleaning rods in butt trap. An interesting example of a scarce "Experimental Carbine" with an 1873 marked breech block.



Condition: Good. Retains some minute traces of finish mixed with a heavily oxidized plum patina with some mottled patches of surface roughness. Clear marks in metal, no wood marks visible. Mechanically functional, good bore with light pitting that needs to be cleaned. Wood worn and lightly sanded with numerous bumps, dings, mars and handling marks.

EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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