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Re: Need A Cleaning Rod For My 1873 Trap Door

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 10 October 2009, at 9:39 p.m., in response to Re: Need A Cleaning Rod For My 1873 Trap Door, posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 10 October 2009, at 9:26 p.m.

"The early rods were cut down by SA from musket rods" They WERE?? AFAIK, rods of the Models 1863 to 1868 were discarded.

Model 1873 rods made from Model 1870 rods, yes. One does occasionally find a blued 7-ring (new M73 rods are 6-ring, and slightly smaller) rod, with cannelures added.


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