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Re: Model 1873 questions

Posted by Ernie on Sunday, 23 May 2010, at 10:55 p.m., in response to Re: Model 1873 questions, posted by Patrick Murray on Sunday, 23 May 2010, at 2:51 p.m.

John

The serial number dates to Oct-Dec 1886.

I doubt that you have a SA referb weapon.

The assembly appears to be a gunsmith? reblue job.

The Breech Block from the Springfield Armory would in all cases be stamped with a date.

My guess is that this is a Bannerman's build or other assembler of surplus parts.

Ernie


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