44. Springfield 1884 carbine, Serial #412472 in 45-70 caliber.
Condition: Very good to near fine original condition! The barrel shows 30 – 50% original blue evenly thinning and toning with some just beginning normal age and slight erosion. The lock and hammer show 75% original toning blue. The breech blong and tang show 75 – 85% case hardening with some bright colors. The stock is good to very good with sharp “SVW 1886” cartouche. The butt-stock shows some weathering , some marks, nicks, darkening from oil and wear consistent with military use and storage, but at least good to very good overall with “P” proof behind trigger guard and “J” inspector’s initial just under the trigger guard. The trigger-guard shows 50 – 60% blue. The small parts and sights are retain most of their original color. An original sight cover is included. The action is excellent as is the bore. This is a very good, rare Indian war carbine as favored by cavalry troops with an estimated value of $4,000.00…$2,950.00.
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