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Re: 1869 Trapdoor
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 19 April 2010, at 11:50 p.m., in response to Re: 1869 Trapdoor, posted by sam tresenriter on Monday, 19 April 2010, at 10:04 p.m.
Sam, My advice to you, after 40+ years of specializing in the collecting of such arms, plus authoring a book on the subject, is, DON"T pay very much for it - say $450 tops - it is NOT a carbine, no matter what the barrel happens to measure, or what the pawnbroker says. If you want a shooter, or an inexpensive den decorator, fine, but do NOT buy it as ANY sort of an "investment".
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