Scarcer Indian Wars era Trapdoor tool, replaced in 1879.
Model 1876 Springfield Combination Tool. This tool was used with the 1873 Springfield Trapdoor rifle and carbine, as well as the Colt and Schofield revolvers. This tool was modified from the Civil War 1863 combination tool, and incorporated a “U” shaped slot for use as a mainspring vise. Replaced in 1879 with the more commonly seen Trapdoor tool used to the end of production of the 1873-84 models.
Very good condition showing patina and grime. Will clean up.