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Re: 1884 Springfield carbine
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Monday, 25 May 2009, at 9:22 p.m., in response to Re: 1884 Springfield carbine, posted by Rourke Brown on Monday, 25 May 2009, at 7:50 p.m.
What Dick is trying to tell you is that you do not have a "carbine".
This more than likely a "cut down" rifle. Look at the stock forearm area under the barrel. You may find that the stock has been filled in where the ramrod would have been inserted into a groove cut for the rod. If the stock looks "unfilled", you probably have an "assembled" weapon from parts.
As to value, the piece is worth the sum of the parts. Assuming that the stock & barrel have been cut, they have little value. If we throw out the stock & barrel, the parts left will fetch about $250.00 to $300.00.
If the piece is solid & can be fired safely, don't worry about value.
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