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Re: Trapdoor Carbine Model Year Designation

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 3 June 2010, at 4:40 p.m., in response to Trapdoor Carbine Model Year Designation, posted by C. A. Russell on Thursday, 3 June 2010, at 4:15 p.m.

Picky, picky, picky! :-) :-)

I know what THEY called it - a "Springfield carbine, caliber .45" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

In today's sometimes convoluted collectorspeak, I would lean towards "Model 1877 (by definition, since it has the trap, it is NOT an 1873) with Modifications (Buffington sight precludes any thought of 1879 - which term ONLY related to the rear sight) of 1890". Your mileage may vary. :-)


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