First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine


First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine with sexy eye appeal.  The First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine was one of the main firearms on the 7th Cavalry.  This example has an excellent action and mechanically sound.  The original military cartouche is still visible.  It has all the traits a collector wants to see on his First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine.

This First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine has an exciting serial number.  I know what your thinking ladies and gentlemen.  If I knew for sure this First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine was taken from a Dead 7th Cavalry Trooper it would be many more thousands.  A quick google search and you will talk yourself into this carbine.

This First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine has not been reworked at anytime.  It shows honest wear from usage.  The breach area shows some burnout from ass kicking.  Many of these First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine examples went back to the armory and altered.  This First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine is as originally issued.

Well, it has been awhile since I went “there” but, last night I did.  I had a couple of cold beers and had a RELIC WHISPER session with this carbine.  There I was charging into the Big Government Invaders on this grassy hillside.  The solider aimed his First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine right at me.  I swung my Pipe Tomahawk and split his skull like a canoe.  I grabbed his First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine and noticed it had jammed.  I grabbed my trophy and a lock of hair and let out a War Cry.  My wife woke me up after that and I had to help wash dishes.  Not sure what happen to the carbine after she woke me.  

All whispering aside, this First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine is a beauty.  Google the serial number range and have fun.  This is a fun carbine and one your kids and grand kids will love to learn about.  I will miss this First Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine and our time together on the Plains.

I did watch Dances with Wolves three times this weekend.  If your new to Antique Guns and need some factual information holler at me.  I hate wasting time regurgitating specs and history.  Any 12 year old can copy and paste from google or Flayderman.   I have listed plenty of pictures and each one is supposed to be a thousand words, right?  Laugh out Loud, Rebel Relics War Cry for service.

Just in case your that guy, which means you probably don’t know you are that guy.  This write up was fun and semi informative, maybe.  I have no idea if this Carbine was at Custer’s Last Stand.  It is an awesome example and I love it.

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