|Springfield Model 1875|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||United States Army|
|Rate of fire||Approx. 10 rounds a minute|
|Muzzle velocity||1,350 feet per second (410 m/s)|
The Springfield Model 1875 Officer's Rifle was a variant of the Springfield Model 1873. It was checkered fore and aft of the breech and tipped with white metal. It was fitted with a "globe and pinhead" foresight and a "buckhorn" backsight on the barrel. It also featured a well-made peep sight fitted on the small of the stock, which was graduated for ranges from 50 to 1,100 yards. The rifle had a trigger which could be set to use as a hair trigger. A wooden cleaning rod was fitted under the barrel, and was referred to as a "ramrod" in the rifle's documentation.
The rifle originally sold for $36.00.
- ↑ "Rifles and ammunition and rifle shooting" By Harcourt Ommundsen, Ernest Herbert Robinson
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