SOLD FOR: $1635
Make: Pedersoli imported by Dixie Gun Works
Model: Reproduction Springfield Trapdoor Carbine
Year of Manufacture: 1997, Italian date code “BI”
Action Type: Single-Shot Front-Lifted Breech-Loaded Carbine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with the serial number “TD1037”, the Pedersoli logo, “PEDERSOLI / MADE IN ITALY”, “CAL .45-70”, “CAT. 9401” and has Italian proof marks. The left side of the receiver has Italian proof marks including the date code, the serial number and Cape Outfitters Importing stamp. The portion of the receiver, concealed by the breechblock, is marked “CAT. 9401”. The bottom of the breech-block is marked “X42”. The lock plate is marked with the Great Seal of the United States (an eagle) and “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed by the muzzle. The rear sight is a ladder which presents a “V”-notch in the down position. When raised the ladder presents an integral “V”-notch at the top and a “V”-notch slider. The ladder is marked 5-11, inclusive. The right side of the rear sights base is marked 1-4, inclusive. Please note, the slider is jammed and we could not get it to move.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The wood stock features a barrel band secured by a spring, a lock-plate, a sling bar, a straight wrist, a straight comb and semi-crescent butt-plate. The stock has only light handling marks and lacks any notable defects. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 13.25” from the trigger to the rear end of the butt-plate. The butt-plate has only light handling marks. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is light erosion concentrated in the grooves.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish. There are some light handling and storage marks. Notably, there is a nick on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and forend. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are unmarred and serviceable. Overall, the rifle is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: The gun comes with a brown leather recoil pad which can be slid onto the butt and a red rubber butt-pad which can be installed into the recoil pad.
Our Assessment: This is a Pedersoli manufactured replica of a Springfield “Trapdoor” carbine. The gun is beautifully crafted, it is truly a worthy tribute to the legendary Allin breech-loading system that was invented by Springfield Armory’s Master Armorer Erskine S. Allin. This specimen is well preserved with only very light storage and handling wear. Additionally, the carbine is beautifully finished and remains mechanically sound. This gun can be used for historical reenactment, target shooting or even hunting. This is one beautiful firearm that you will not want to miss out on!