US Springfield Model 1884 .45-70

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Kull Auction & Real Estate Co / Kull's Old Town Station

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12" round - patina about 20% blue remains on breech door & receiver balance to soft gray patina - Stocks: walnut half stock with steel butt plate - Sights: - Markings: Crisp - "U.S." / "SPRINGFIELD" with eagle trademark on lock plate; "U.S." / "MODEL" / "1884" on top of breech door; SN on top of frame; "V" / "P" / over eagle's head / "P" on top of bbl at breech; - This interesting gun, with its crowned muzzle, & smooth bore is a line thrower, according to the seller. Being very rare, it was used by the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard , Merchant Marines and other organizations to throw rescue lines over the bow of disabled ships. It shoots a brass bolt attached to a rope, in a can that fastens to the end of the barrel, via .45 caliber blanks. The Buffington leaf is missing, but base is intact. Serialization shows that the frame was made in '82, the breech door is stamped Model 1884. May be a replacement door. Yet, this is a rare piece, fastened with a sling swivel. - - NRA: Very Good - SN: 191340 - Est: 500 - 1000 - Antq - INV 8002

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This item is part of Winter 2016 Collectors Gun Auction
 Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM  Central
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US Springfield Model 1884 .45-70
US Springfield Model 1884 .45-70
Lot number: 26
Seller: Kull Auction & Real Estate Co / Kull's Old Town Station
Event: Winter 2016 Collectors Gun Auction
Ends: Tuesday, January 12 | 7:05 PM  Central

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