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H&R 1873 US Springfield Officers model

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by vaxgeekq, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. vaxgeekq

    vaxgeekq New Member

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    I recently acquired an H&R 1873 US Springfield Officers model breach-load 45-70. It is in near excellent condition. The SN is 2764. Can you tell me how many of these they made and how much it is worth.
  2. Goody

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    Not sure how many were made, but I haven't seen any collector interest in these. They are good shooters, however. They trade in the Cowboy Shooting world for 5-600, NIB.
  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    MODEL 173 OFFICER MODEL RIFLE -------------------------1975-1981
    Replica of Model 1873 Springfield (Trapdoor) Cavalry Carbine, 45-70 Caliber, Heavy 26 inch Barrel, Plain Walnut Stock with Metal Butt Plate & Grip Adaptor, Tang Mounted Peep Rear Sight Adjustable for Windage & Elevation, Blade Front Sight, Finish-Blue Barrel-Color Case Hardened Receiver, Lock Plate & Butt Plate, Weight 7 pounds, Length 45 inches, Cleaning Rod Mounted Under Barrel
    VALUE: 100=$750 60%=$500

    there are no known records of how many were made but as with most of these H&R trap door model not as many as H&R would have liked to have sold. most of them never reached their intended numbers.
    bill
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