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Re: trapdoor serial number
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Wednesday, 5 August 2009, at 9:45 p.m., in response to trapdoor serial number, posted by Roxann Weiper on Wednesday, 5 August 2009, at 9:11 p.m.
Looks to be Apr.-June 1885. Last Serial number for that Qtr. was 287246.
Bear in mind that this does not guarantee that the arm was actually completed on those dates. The receivers were placed into a tin box after stamping & could have been on the top or bottom of the box. No attempts were made to keep the serial numbers concurrent during manufacture of the rifles.
We can say for sure that the rifle was "probably" manufactured in 1885.
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