Wednesday, November 16, 2016

U.S. Springfield M-1875 Type III Officer's Rifle

An an original, U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1875 Type III, "Officer's Model" trapdoor Rifle. 

This series of rifle was manufactured circa 1877 to 1885 and were considered as a true badge of rank and distinction held only by U.S. Calvary Officer's. These were a private purchase weapon, procured directly from Springfield Armory on a special order basis only. 

There were three different types of "Officer's Model" rifles with a total of 477 Officer's Models made for all three types; with only 125 Type III Models made. 

The receiver, breechblock, lock plate, hammer, barrel tang, and barrel band were all highly embellished with a decorative fine scroll engraving and it was fitted with a hand selected American walnut stock. They all have a blued barrel/receiver with color casehardened breech block, lock and hammer assembly, trigger guard/trigger plate and buttplate.


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