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Re: Carbine stock cleaning rod holes.
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 16 October 2009, at 10:27 a.m., in response to Re: Carbine stock cleaning rod holes., posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 16 October 2009, at 9:40 a.m.
A bit of clarification - the 1877 buttplates referred to were NOT, of course, the "first carbine buttplates", but rather the first such with a hole therein. Until the rods were added, all service arms shared the same (plain) style of plate. Also, the trap on the rod bayonet rifles contained tools only.
I have deliberately ignored the so-called "Winchester sliding trap" plates, and whatever their associated wood drillings may or may not be, since they are not, to me, "regulation" items.
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