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Trapdoor Serial Number

Posted by J. Mark on Sunday, 16 November 2008, at 4:13 p.m.

Stamped "US Model 1884", SN 513707. The cleaning rod tip has appearance of Phillips head screw driver. Stock cartouche reads 1890.

Butt strap just below top screw reads:


A 14


An ancestor served in Company A, 1st NC Regiment (Hornet's Nest Riflemen) after 1881 through Spanish American War with service in Cuba.

Anything odd about any of the above? Information available on the internet is rather general. The Phillips head is mentioned as there was one note about it being experimental and slightly more rare?

Thanks in advance for any comments.


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