Erskine Allin, Springfield Armory's Master Armorer, had begun developing a breech-loading conversion system for the U.S. Model 1861 Rifle-Musket as early as 1864. His modification involved cutting away the back of the barrel and installing a cam-locked breechblock. The first of these, termed the Model 1865, or First Allin, were issued early in. this springfield trapdoor cadet rifle is cartouched 1890 on the stock. it is serial # 492787 and has an 1884 lock date. gun-data/springfield_trapdoors shows 2500 cadet made in 1890 and it is in the coclick for more inf
M1863/1864 Springfield - Navy Arms, Dixie Gun Works, Miroku M1863/64 Springfield The following before and after pictures are of the same musket. Thi Locks, stock furniture, and stocks themselves were reused with some minor modifications to construct these upgraded rifles. So IMHO, it is entirely possible that the trapdoor in question could have an 1864 date on it. Unfortunately the advent of the Trapdoor Rifle is post - Civil War this site specializes in: (1) trapdoor springfield rifles & carbines, 1865-1893; (2) indian war & span-am war: u.s springfield trapdoor arms; (3) 1865-1893 military: bayonets, knives, entrenching tools/trowels, mills & prairie belts, mckeever / dyer pouches & carbine boots Most arms collectors and students of the American Western frontier are familiar with the .45-70 Gov't Trapdoor Springfield rifles and carbines used by U.S. Army infantrymen and cavalrymen.
A total of 255,040 of these were manufactured from 1864 to 1865. By the end of the Civil War, muzzle-loading rifles and muskets were considered obsolete. In the years following the Civil War, many Model 1863 muskets were converted into breech-loading Trapdoor Springfields View Sellers Items Description: 1861 Springfield Contract 1864.58 cal Musket Trenton New Jersey N.J. Rifle Percussion This is an excellent example of a Civil War 3 band 1861 Rifled Musket dated 1864 that was contract manufactured by J T Hodge & A M Burton, Trenton Locomotive and Machine Co., Trenton, New Jersey Allin Springfield Trapdoor Antique Military Rifle. M1865 to M1868 US Springfield: GENERALLY: After the American Civil war, over a million and a half percussion muzzle-loaders were available and in service, but were also demonstrably obsolete.Yet, financial constraints imposed by the great cost of the war required that if there was going to be a more modern arm introduced, it would have to take.
Springfield Trapdoor Rifle, lock engravedSpringfield Trapdoor Rifle, lock engraved with an eagle, Springfield and 1863, barrel lg. 73 1/2 in. Springfield: 1870,trapdoor breech-ldg rifle,Springfield: 1870,trapdoor breech-ldg rifle, .50 cal, 32 1/2 bbl, dated 1870 on breech-block, lock marked U.S. Springfield with eagle and shield ove While some of these rifles made it back to the United States over the years, the majority did not making the Model 1866 a historically significant and very scarce example of American military firearms design. As noted, this particular Springfield US Model 1866 Second Allin Trapdoor .50 caliber Rifle is in fine, original condition Our Assessment: The Model 1864 Rifle Musket (Model 1863 Rifle Musket, Type II) is a historically important firearm due to its wide spread use during the latter part of the Civil War. It is the last U.S. regulation arm of muzzle loading design. This one was converted to a trapdoor after the War and is now chambered in .50-70 Other Springfield .45-70 Govt. 1864 1866 1868 1873 1874 Trapdoor Rifle 45-70 Govt Antique Molher 1316-15 #11 PRICE: $572.00 MANUFACTURER: Springfield
MODEL 1873 RIFLE S/N 499776 . Full length rifle stock. It is very solid and serviceable. It has a medium color and was refinished. There is a trace of inspector marks and it has a few dent but it looks good. $175. Full length barrel with receiver #499776. Smooth dark blue black finish. The bore is frosty with scattered light pitting. $95 You are bidding on a excellent 1873 Trapdoor Springfield 1st model rifle or early carbine butt plate. This will fit almost all Trapdoor Springfield rifles and carbines except cadet models and M1888 ramrod bayonet models but is correct for pieces made before about SN 78.000. The inside is extra nice. The exterior is much nicer than usual Chambered in Trapdoor, Sharps and Remington, the .50-70 was a popular caliber in the buffalo camps due to the availability of .50-70 Gov't cartridges at government posts. General George Armstrong Custer was particularly fond of the .50-70 for hunting and carried a sporterized Model 1866 Trapdoor with double-set triggers The Springfield Trapdoor was America's first standard issue breech-loading rifle beginning in 1873. The advantage of rifles using metallic cartridges was qui..
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The gun has had a very thorough cleaning / refinishing done to the wood. Behind the tang is filler. I have bought quite a few guns just like this for 600 and less. The barrel is all bashed up at the breech. Google 1863 Springfield Rifle and look at the images, you can see what an original gun looks like in all kinds of conditions Allin's greatest contribution was the development of the Trapdoor breech mechanism which could be adapted to the existing muzzle-loading rifles. In competition his design proved to be the most acceptable, and he was requested to convert 5,000 M1861 rifle-muskets to use the new breech. These were known as the M1865s
This rifle was designed by Erskine S. Allin, the chief armorer at Springfield Armory at the time. It was the U.S. Army's first practical breech loading centerfire metallic cartridge rifle. These were fabricated from U.S. Civil War muskets that had a trapdoor breech loading mechanism added and the bore relined to .50 caliber . Roger Pinckney. Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt found himself in a tight spot on the outskirts of Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. He had just led his Rough Riders in an attack up a winding muddy road from the beach. At a curve in the road he found his way blocked at the foot of Kettle Hill by the.
1855, 1861, 1863 - 1864, 1873 - 1889 SPRINGFIELD, 1861 SPECIAL TRIGGER BOW NUT, Steel, Original link below gives ordering information for:(1) Book I, Bore is a little dir, ID # 7364 Make SPRINGFIELD Model 1866 Configuration Single Shot Gauge / Caliber .50-70-450 Price $2,800.00 Serial # NSN Country of Origin America, Cal 50-70. Total score, 124. Differences between the two include, a re-designed ramrod bayonet and locking pieces, as well as a one, INV 7776 BEAUTIFUL SPRINGFIELD U.S. 1884. U.S. Springfield Model 1866 Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle with Bayonet1864 dated lock and 1866 dated breech. Barrel marked G. There is a bulge and crack in the barrel just forward of the middle barrel band. The stock is missing a large piece and has been repaired around the action. Ramrod absent. With bayonet
First Pattern 1865 Allin Conversion - Trapdoor Springfield at RIA November 30, 2015 Ian McCollum Conversion , Single Shot Rifles , Video 32 As the US Civil War drew to a close, it was quite apparent to everyone that muzzleloading rifles were obsolete, and any military force wishing to remain relevant would need to adopt cartridge-firing weapons Springfield Armory Springfield 1873 Trapdoor 45-70 Nice w/bayonet $0.00 M1873 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CARBINE CUSTER ERA with EXTRAS & LONG WRIST STOCK RELIC 1875 MANUFACTUR The Trapdoor was not introduced until 1873 and was chambered for the 45-70 cartridge. What you have is an 1863 or 1864 percussion musket that was converted from a 58 caliber muzzle loader to a breech loading 50 caliber rifle in 1866 by Springfield Armory The last chapter of the Trapdoor rifles -serial number 561529 dated 1893. Model 1884 -this particular model of 1884 was also known as Model 1888 US Trapdoor Rifle or Ramrod bayonet model or Model 1889. This was the last model of the Springfield Trapdoor long arms. production -65,000 guns. This particular rifle was manufactured in 1893 [Source] • [Talk] The Springfield Model 1863 was a rifled musket, and the last in the line of muzzle loaded arms produced by the Springfield Armory. The Model 1863 is a development of the earlier Springfield Model 1861. 1 Design Details 2 Ammunition 3 Variants 3.1 Model 1863 Type I 3.2 Model 1863 Type II (Model 1864) 4 Usage 5 Resources The standard Model 1863 saw the changes made by Colt on.
Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine. The picture on the right is the typical mark on the breechblock of Springfield .45-70 Gov't rifles and carbines from 1878 up until the Model 1884. IDENTIFIED MODEL 1884 'TRAPDOOR' U.S. SPRINGFIELD RIFLE. $1,200.00 SOLD. Quantity Available: None. Item Code: 613-07. Produced by the Springfield Armory, this .45-70 caliber, centerfire, cartridge weapon, serial number #532361, is one of over 160,000 made from 1879 through 1885 rifle, trapdoor Other Terms rifle; Firearms; Center Fire;.50 In; Rifled; 07; Sa date made ca 1866 associated date 1864 inventor Allin, Erskine S. maker Springfield Armory place made United States Measurements overall, rifle: 55 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 140.97 cm x 5.715 cm ID Numbe
Austrian Lorenz. 1842 Springfield/Harpers Ferry. British Enfield Musket and Snider. M1855 Springfield/Harper's Ferry. 1861 Springfield. 1861 Whitneyville Plymouth. 1863 Springfield. 1863 Remington Zouave. Trapdoor 1868 2nd Allin US SPRINGFIELD 1864 TRAPDOOR RIFLE View catalog Sold: $650 Estimate: $800 - $1,000 November 15, 2020 Thomaston, ME, US Request more information Additional Details. Rolling block breech load, marked 1868, walnut stock (worn), 34 1/2 barrel, with bayonet. Bluing has some pitting..
1864 45/70 springfield trapdoor rifle. drilled for auction. for modern scope. not original rear sight and missing front sight. serial # 341164. please do not bid on lot if you live outside nevada. $25 brady bill. item # 5 item # 1863-64 Springfield Percussion Hammer Antique used hammer for the 1863-64 US Springfield Rifle. This hammer is in serviceable condition. This hammer is 100% serviceable. There is anH inspectors mark inside. Photographed against ¼ inch square graph paper for your reference. Shipping $4.00 via USPS rifle rifle, trapdoor Other Terms rifle; Firearms; Center Fire;.51 In; Rifled; 07; Sa date made ca 1866 associated date 1864 inventor Allin, Erskine S. maker Springfield Armory place made United States Measurements overall: 56 in x 2 1/2 in; 142.24 cm x 6.35 cm ID Number AF.272927 catalog number 272927. The Springfield Trapdoor rifle was a result of the need of the US Army for a breech-loader that could be fired with metallic cartridges. The plans to adopt a breech-loading infantry rifle were started as during the Civil War (1861-65), and gunsmiths from all over the world were invited to submit suggestions for a new rifle mechanism. This is the story of the Springfield Trapdoor
Model 1864 Trapdoor Springfield w/ bayonet. on Nov 20, 2016. A blued, 46cm (18) long, tapering triangular blade with fullers to all three sides with the blade marked U.S Exceptional U.S. Springfield Model 1866 Second Allin Conversion Trapdoor Rifle with BayonetDesigned by Erskine S. Allin, Master Armorer at Springfield Armory, to correct multiple problems encountered with the Model 1865 conversion rifles. Approximately 25,000 Civil War era muzzle loading rifle-muskets were converted at Springfield Armory to Allin's Model 1866 breech loading system and. The original 1864 models were muzzleloaders, with a lot of them being converted to trapdoor breechloaders after the fact. They were also .58 caliber, so even a .50-70 bullet would rattle down the barrel, rifling or not. The .45-70 and .50-70 rifles were not converted 63-64 rifles, but new production rifles with a smaller bore size. Jerr Springfield Model 1863 Type II Rifle Musket. This model was produced between 1864 and 1865. 255,000 were made. This example is dated 1864. This gun has an arsenal bright, white finish, as opposed to the traditional factory blue finish. U.S. SPRINGFIELD and 1864 are both engraved into this rifle musket The generally favorable results of the field trials and service use of the M1870 rifle and carbine resulted in an Ordnance Board headed by General A.H. Terry recommending in 1873 to adopt a .45-70 Gov't version of both. The result was the famed Model of 1873 .45-70 Gov't Trapdoor Springfield rifle and carbine Whitacre's Machine Shop. Quality Civil War Musket Barrels. Civil War Era Enfield, Zouave, and Springfield Musket Barrels. 519 Turtle Meadow Drive. Winchester, VA 22602. telephone: 540.877.1468. email: We have been making quality Civil War era musket barrels for over 30 years. In that time we have built an excellent reputation with the N-SSA