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Re: 1842 springfield rifle

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 4 June 2009, at 12:19 a.m., in response to Re: 1842 springfield rifle, posted by Mike Mahler on Wednesday, 3 June 2009, at 11:15 a.m.

Well, that's an 1840 then.

Flint or (WAY more likely) percussion?

It would have been smooth-bored originally, but quite a few were rifled at time of conversion to percussion, during the early years of the CW. I have an 1840, but it is by one of the contract makers (Pomeroy) rather than SA.


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