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Re: BOUGHT A 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Tuesday, 6 October 2009, at 7:39 p.m., in response to BOUGHT A 1873 TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD, posted by DOUGLAS on Monday, 5 October 2009, at 10:50 p.m.

Sounds like a "build", possibly a Bannermans or ???

The barrel with no sight or screw holes is suspect to not be SA. Count the groves & rifling. Should be 3 groves. If there are 5 the barrel is a Winchester or ???.

Get it to a gunsmith pronto.

Ernie


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