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Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Thursday, 28 May 2009, at 10:10 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number, posted by vicky bell on Thursday, 28 May 2009, at 9:46 p.m.
Receiver was stamped Jan-Mar 1887. This does not nail down the exact DOM. The last serial number for this qtr. was 356677 so it's a good bet this is the qtr. of manufacture. The cartouche on the left side of the stock just behind the side plate screw should match this year.
You do not have a Model 1878. There was not such animal. The (3) on the breech block looks like an (8) due to being "hard stamped". Under a magnifying glass you will see the ends of the (3).
As to value, check out TD's on GunBroker or other auctions on the web. Too much info is required to set values here.
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