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Re: 1873 springfield trapdoor
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 19 July 2010, at 7:51 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 springfield trapdoor, posted by Art Walton on Monday, 19 July 2010, at 3:47 p.m.
I checked the serial number, since many of those low-numbered arms were - or are purported to have been - carbines. The very high 13xxx and low 14xxx ranges contain a bit more than their share of "iffy" entries. So, to find such a "no-pretenses" rifle is helpful, even if it is "negative data" for the carbine archives. Thanks.
Personally, I'd look for an original stock. And, if you can find one that has a couple of warts, it will go well with the rifle, as well as likely costing somewhat less.
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