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Re: 1884 "carbine"
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 23 June 2010, at 10:49 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 - 1884 mismatch, posted by john venezia on Wednesday, 23 June 2010, at 10:27 p.m.
Sorry, but what you bought is almost certainly a cut-down rifle, NOT a real carbine. There are NO carbines listed as having been made anywhere near that number. The last block of 5000 carbines occurs roughly in the 450-460xxx range. None were made for several years before that.
If you were charged a premium price on the basis of it having been alleged to be a carbine, you are the victim of fraud. Can you get your money back from the seller?
The barrel markings are "V, P, eaglehead, P".
The "A" in the center is quite common, but meaning unknown - it may relate to supplier of the barrel steel.
Have no idea what you mean by stock "extended". Doesn't sound like any Springfield operation of which I am aware. Again, sorry.
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