Trapdoor Collectors has a bulletin board where there are people who know all about these rifles.
Go to www.armscollectors.com there is a Springfield link there, when you select the weapon type and enter the serial number it will tell you what unit your weapon was issued to
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I can say that your Springfield model 1873 trap door rifle was made in the year 1883 with the serial number that you have provided.
Your springfield model 1873 trapdoor was made at springfield armory in the year 1883.
With the serial number that you supplied,your Springfield model 1873 Trapdoor rifle was made in the year 1884.
With the serial number that you have supplied,your Springfield model 1873 rifle was made in the year 1874.
The serial number that you have supplied,indicates that your Springfield model 1873 rifle/carbine was made in the year 1880.
This Website will answer any question on Springfield 1873- http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/ A quick answer is the barrel on a carbine is shortened for cavalry use.
With the serial number that you provided,your Springfield model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine was produced in the year 1877.
There is no way of knowing this.All records of the US model 1873 springfield rifle/carbine will not have what regiment was issued which rifle by serial number.
With the serial number that you have supplied,your Springfield model 1873 rifle(actually a model 1884) was made in the year 1888.
made in 1875
The first model was the model 1873.It was produced from 1873-1877.
On top just behind the trapdoor opening. 4 to 6 numbers probably.
Difficult to answer because of the number of variations of the 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle. A good place to start looking to identify your specific rifle is: THE U.S. SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE INFORMATION CENTER @ http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/
Your serial number indicates that you have a Springfield model 1884,which was a updated version of the model 1873,was made in the year 1888.
made in 1874. check it out but I think that is what is called a pre-custer carbine and it's value is higher. check it out at: trapdoorcollector.com if I'm right he will make you an offer...............
your trapdoor was made in 1881. there is seldom any history unless obtained from owners family who would know much about the gun and owner.
is it a Springfield rifle ???? if so, then the bayonet is removable.......
you have to provide the serial number
your trapdoor was made in 1874