Featured in this lot is a U.S. Springfield M1878 Trapdoor rifle and bayonet chambered in .45-70. The rifle features a 32 1/2" barrel, trapdoor action, external hammer, adjustable sights, walnut stock, cleaning rod, and blue'd finish. This one has a beautiful unblemished stock and fore-end with desirable 1883 dated inspector cartouche in the left side of the stock. This rifle also features a deep full blue finish, showing only normal aging, and has excellent markings, including the “U.S. SPRINGFIELD” with sharp full eagle on the lock plate and correct “U.S. MODEL 1873” on the breech block. The bore on this example is shiny with strong rifling and some darkness in the lands. This rifle is complete with 1884 style cleaning rod. This rifle was manufactured in 1884/1885. The rifle comes with its original Springfield tri edge bayonet. The bayonet is marked "U.S." across the blade. Serial Number: 248414. This firearm qualifies as an Antique and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check.