What is an 1873 Springfield Trapdoor rifle worth?
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/
How do you research the serial number of a Springfield Model 1873 trap door rifle The receiver is stamped 988 On the right side of the stock is stamped with the number 25?
I would be hard pressed to assign a value to your Springfield trapdoor rifle with out having you describe the overall condition of the rifle in question.Please describe the amount of original finish remaining,the condition of the stock,and bore.I will also need to know if the stock has the correct cartouches stamped on it,and the amount of blueing left on the metal of your rifle.With this info I would be able to asses a correct…
think if someone asked you what is my 'ford' worth?? You would ask a number of questions...... In your case is it a rifle or carbine ? what is the condition of metal, wood, bore. what is serial number. Is it a 50/70 cal (early conversion) or 45/70 later model...........today the trapdoor can bring anywhere from $400 to $1500, depending...
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 : Try http://www.trapdoorcollector.com/
When was your us springfield rifle manufactuered ser 238522 4570 carbine. 19bbl looks like a caveray carbine has a saddle ring on it?
Do you know the model maker living in Tequesta FL who was involved with the development of the night vision scope for the Springfield rifle?
1. He most likely has passed on by this time, since those devices were invented and used nearly 70 years ago. 2. Springfield rifle? The US manfacturing plant entitled the "Springfield Armoury" closed down in 1968. The most famous Springfield rifles; when discussed by people, are the model 1873 and model 1903. Those two rifles are called "Springfield Rifles." In this 21st century, the '73 model has nearly disappeared from the vocabulary of people, but…
Your Winchester model 1873 rifle which was made in the year 1889 will bring a hefty sum,depending on overall condition of the wood and metal finish,and the condition of the bore.It must be all original not refinished in any way.I would suggest that you have this rifle examined and evaluated by a member of the Winchester collectors assoc.for a exact value.This rifle could be worth in excess of 2,000 dollars or more.