M1884 Springfield Trapdoor Need advice
I am looking at purchasing a Springfield trapdoor and was wondering about this one on gunbroker.com Just would like to know its originality and if this would be a good buy. I'm new to this era of firearms and would appreciate any help. Thank you. Chad
U.S. Springfield M-1884 trapdoor 45/70 REDUCED : Antique Guns at GunBroker.com
09-29-2012 04:37 PM
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Repeat answer to repeat post from another forum
Over here, if it was a shooter that would be a bargain. But a warning sign for me is the phrase "in pretty good condition for its age". Which, if you discover anything wrong - like non-existent or badly worn or rusted rifling, will be rephrased as "what do you expect for that age?" In other words, it's a rubber statement that can be bent both ways.
I would specifically ask about the condition of the barrel, as that is something that you cannot judge from the photos. I also note that on the advert the seller is marked as "FFL holder". So if he refuses to be specific about the barrel and tries the "I know nothing about guns" excuse, take that as a red flag.
chad, the first thing that catches my eye is the lock plate [US SPRINGFIELD] is bougus.
the screw on the hamer is wrong.
no good pics of the left side
check out this web sight The U.S. Springfield Trapdoor Rifle Information Center
honesty sold hear.--charles
Probaly a Bannermans rifle?