What year did the 7th Cavalry first receive the 1873 Springfield carbine?
The legendary 7th Cavalry received the first shipment in June 1874 to replace the old Civil War Sharps and Spencer carbines. By 25 June 1876 most of General George Custer’s troops were armed with the Springfield M1873 when they were overrun at the Little Bighorn.
Why did Custer turn down Gatling guns?
Another regiment would have been extremely useful to Custer, but he turned it down for two reasons. First, he felt the 7th could handle the mission which was somewhat reasonable based on what he knew and expected at the time but also a little bit of conceit.
What rifle did Custer carry?
‘ Although most of the men drew the standard-issue weapons, it was their prerogative to purchase their own arms. George Custer carried a Remington . 50-caliber sporting rifle with octagonal barrel and two revolvers that were not standard issue–possibly Webley British Bulldog, double-action, white-handled revolvers.
What kind of gun is the Springfield 1878?
Family friend (widow) liquidating her husbands old collection. We both know its old but not much more. Even if I dont buy it want to make sure she doesnt get robbed. Caliber: 45-70 Government. Has this cool bayonet with US plate (but not sure its original). “US” font doesnt look right (aftermarket?) VP insignia on barrel.
What have I got here in Springfield 1878?
Springfield 1878 – what have I got here? Value? Thread: Springfield 1878 – what have I got here? Value? Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… Springfield 1878 – what have I got here? Value? Have an opportunity to purchase this and neither myself or the buyer know much about it. Family friend (widow) liquidating her husbands old collection.
How much does a Springfield Springfield rifle cost?
Haven’t kept up all that well with pricing on a national level, but in my local area I’d estimate US$350-500 for the rifle alone. Search completed Gunbroker auctions for a more national estimate.