1873 Springfield Trapdoor Serial Numbers
Serial number-561529 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. Manufactured between 1889-1893 serial numbers ran from 500,000 to 565,000- total production -65,000 guns. The stock is not checkered, and the carbine has a vernier sight. There is no metal cap on the forearm, and there never was one. The serial number of the gun is ' Serial No Exp 5 '. The left side of the barrel is marked ' U.S. The Springfield Trapdoor rifles and carbines were a series of breech loading rifle and carbine weapons built from 1865 to about 1888, beginning with the Model 1865 and then with other models being introduced every few years. The Model 1873 is the most popular with collectors. U.S./Springfield Armory Model 1873 Trapdoor' Carbine (single-shot/ breech-loading/ black powder/ cartridge ammunition) During the Civil War, General George A. Cavalry, armed with Spencer repeating carbines, in many charges against Confederate forces. After the war, however, the Army selected new guns. The Springfield Trapdoor Cartridge Rifle and Carbine was produced for the military in 1873. It was a redesign of the Army’s Allin Trapdoor rifle. The Springfield Trapdoor held the new, more powerful.45-70 military cartridge. Full-stocked, 32 inch barreled rifles, as well as half-stocked, short-barreled carbines, were produced.