Lot 3233
Model 1888 U.S. Springfield Trapdoor Rifle with Rod Bayonet
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
.45-70 caliber, serial number 547189; casehardened breechblock marked US / MODEL / 1884; 32-5/8 in. blued round barrel with 2 bands, Buffington style rear sight, hooded front sight, V/ P/ eagle / P proof at breech; walnut stock having SWP inspector's cartouche dated 1892; US / 231 on butt plate tang. Includes period leather Rock Island Arsenal sling.

Overall length 52 in.

Private North Carolina Collection

Norm Flayderman wrote that the Model 1888 "...marked the end of an era and is a key-piece for any collector of Springfields."

Working action; some wear to finishes; stock with expected dings from normal use; very good condition.