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Re: us lng rifle

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 5 June 2010, at 7:06 p.m., in response to us lng rifle, posted by JAMES HARVEY on Saturday, 5 June 2010, at 3:24 p.m.

No, the models of 1868 and later were actually NOT converted muskets, though they did make use of a significant number of CW-era parts.

MOST arms reported as "Model 1870s" are, in fact Model 1868s MADE in 1870. Is there a dual serial number astride the barrel/receiver joint on the left side, just above the wood?

Is the front part of the receiver the same length as a .45-70? If so, does the rear sight BASE (not the leaf, which overlaps in either case) almost touch the front of the receiver, or is there a space of about 7/16"? Thanks for checking.


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