Native American Owned 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number of 138xxx is For Sale
This 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Rifle’s Butt stock has a Native American Decoration
This 1873 Springfield Rifle / Carbine was possibly used by an U.S. Cavalry Indian Scout .
Native American Owned 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine is a later production

Indian Owned 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine

Indian Owned U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Trapdoor Carbine. Serial number 138 xxx, 45-70 caliber, 22 inch barrel.

This Native American owned carbine has on the right side of its stock the carved symbol of a "circle in a 5 point star" found on several other Indian stolen US military guns studied  and written by Robert W. Smith for the magazine "Man at Arms" in 1995. 

These guns have been thought of being weapons of members of a Native American warrior society.

A copy of the article in "Man at Arms" is Included.

Circa: early 4th Qtr 19th Century

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    Kent Williamson                  713-299-7512


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