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Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial #556643
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 17 October 2009, at 12:09 p.m., in response to Springfield Trapdoor Serial #556643, posted by Eric Warning on Saturday, 17 October 2009, at 12:10 a.m.
This would be a "Rod Bayonet" rifle.
DOM is 1993. I do not have exact dates past '92. These were the last of the run of Trapdoors. Nice high serial number.
Look on the left side of the stock across from the hammer for a cartouche with a date under letters. Should read 1893.
Anything "scratched" onto the wood or metal was added at the field level by Unit Quarter Master or "grunt" in the ranks.
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