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Re: 1873 springfield trapdoor

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 20 July 2010, at 12:41 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 springfield trapdoor, posted by Art Walton on Monday, 19 July 2010, at 10:07 p.m.

Receiver width increased at 96300 (late 1878). Below that, barrel and receiver are flush, and there was no "step" in the inletting of the wood.

ALL rifle and carbine stocks with short comb (9.5") are narrow inletted. For the purpose of this discussion, the cadet comb - a different profile all its' own - was intentionally ignored.

Stock and receiver should fit always snugly. If you can EASILY insert a couple of business cards into the gap, on either side, you have narrow metal and wide wood - a mismatch. A wide receiver will not normally enter a narrow stock using hand pressure alone.


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