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HR/Springfield 1873 Officer's Model Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:NA
HR/Springfield 1873 Officer's Model Rifle
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Reproduction U.S. 1873 Springfield Single-Shot Officer's Model ''Trapdoor'' Rifle, by Harrington & Richardson, #689, .45-70 Gov't. CF cal., 26'' round barrel, bead-blade front sight, marked with maker's name and address on right side, ''U.S. Model 1873/Cal. 45-70 Govt.'' and ''P'' on left; case hardened receiver is loosely floral engraved and marked with ser. no. on right side, ''H&R'' on left, and ''US/Model/1873'' at trapdoor hinge; flat lockplate is marked ''(spread-wing eagle w/olive branches)/U.S./Springfield'' under latch, which is engraved as is the hammer; case hardened and engraved steel mountings include two-piece trigger guard and curved buttplate marked ''US'' at top screw; one-piece oil-finished walnut halfstock is checkered at forend and wrist, has 4.25'' oval brass plaque at right butt marked ''Officer's Model/Springfield Rifle/Harrington & Richardson Centennial /1871-1971'', an encircled ''P'' proof at belly, adjustable peep tang sight, single spring-retained barrel band, engraved pewter nosecap, and metal-tipped hickory cleaning rod. Condition is as new, retaining 99.9% original finishes with light/muted case hardening, mild tarnishing to sideplate (easily cleaned), sharp checkering and full stock finish. Action is crisp; bore is brilliant and unfired with sharp rifling. Est.: $700-$900. (Modern)