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What is an 1873 Springfield Trapdoor rifle worth?


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2006-07-06 06:43:35
2006-07-06 06:43:35

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/


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With the serial number that you supplied,your Springfield model 1873 Trapdoor rifle was made in the year 1884.

The 1873 is actually the date on the top of the trapdoor.The 8 is in fact a 3

With the serial number that you provided,your Springfield model 1873 trapdoor model rifle was produced in the year 1875.

The first model was the model 1873.It was produced from 1873-1877.

Depending on the overall condition of your Springfield Trapdoor model 1873,or 1884.These old rifles will bring 750 dollars and up.

is it a Springfield rifle ???? if so, then the bayonet is removable.......

Your springfield model 1873 trapdoor was made at springfield armory in the year 1883.

10-1000 USD or more depending on specifics

Less than 100 to multiple thousands of USD depending on specifics

With the serial number that you provided,your Springfield Trapdoor Model was made in the year 1884.

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.

On top just behind the trapdoor opening. 4 to 6 numbers probably.

With the serial number that you provided,your Springfield model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine was produced in the year 1877.

According to research by Waite and Ernst (The Trapdoor Springfield), your 1873 was manufactured in the last quarter (Oct/Dec) 1873. The number '25' on the stock is probably a rifle rack number so that it could quickly be placed back where it belonged in an arms room.

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 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.

you have to provide the serial number

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.

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 value to your rifle.

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...

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