Archive for Rifles

Springfield model 1879 Rifle

45. () Springfield model 1879 rifle, .47-70 caliber, Serial # 197887.

Condition: Very Good +! This rifle remains in very good to excellent condition showing 40 to 60% original blue evenly toning and drifting to patina with some scattered light erosion, pinprick pitting and normal aging. The lock markings and eagle are sharp, the stock shows an “SVW 1882” cartouche. The breech block is dated 1873. The wood is very good to excellent with just a couple of nicks along the cleaning rod channel. There are a few dings and mars due to normal use. The trigge rguard shows 50 – 60% toning blue. There is a sharp “P” proof behind the trigger guard. The original bands, sights, small parts are all retained. The action is tight and the bore excellent. This is a very nice rifle with an estimated high value of $1,200.00…$1,150.00