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Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number

Posted by Matt Shepherd on Tuesday, 27 October 2009, at 9:19 a.m.

I would like any information you can provide on a Model 1873, Serial # 257768. It has VP Eagle P stamped on the Barrel, and the SWP 1884 Cartouche stamped into the stock. It does have sling swivels and also has a single U stamped on the upper and lower bands around the barrel and forestock. I have not measured the inside bore length but am guessing it is longer than a carbine. What little history I have says it was issued to my Great Uncle during his service in the Spanish American War. I appreciate any help you can provide in researching this rifle.


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