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Re: Model 1873 questions- XX ser no
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 10:10 a.m., in response to Re: Model 1873 questions- XX ser no, posted by mike presley on Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at 9:40 a.m.
I have a 1873 45-70 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine Serial number 187322
This carbine is complete with Saddle bar, Saddle ring, bayonet and three piece cleaning rod in butt of stock.
The barrel has a V P and an Eagles head stamped on it with another P just as the barrel goes into the receiver.
The rear sight has a C stamped on it.
On the receiver, just in front of trapdoor, the number 30 is stamped.
The cartouce on the stock is SWP 1882. The bottom of the stock also has a fancy P in a circle, almost a backwards Q , stamped on it.
The trapdoor has US Model 1873 stamped on it.
The receiver has serial number 187322 stamped on it, no star after the number.
The fact that all the serial number lists that I have seen do not show any new production carbines in 1882 puzzles me.
The butt plate has an elongated hole to allow access to cleaning rod in stock. This hole is covered with a swivel door.
On the top of the butt plate is stampe US. Below US in larger letters is stamped S.C.
The barrel on this carbine measures 22" through the bore.
I would estimate metal and wood on gun to be approximately 90%.
Can you tell me why there would be no star, what the value of the gun may be, or any other thing about the gun?
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