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Re: 1884 safe to fire? Loose Cam Latch.
Posted by Ken Smith on Tuesday, 31 August 2010, at 11:22 a.m., in response to Re: 1884 safe to fire? Loose Cam Latch., posted by Ken on Tuesday, 31 August 2010, at 5:32 a.m.
Hi Ken, Well there you have it. Don't give up. You have offers of assistance here, take advantage of it. Take Ernie up on his offer to work on it for you, and make it right with him. When you get it back you will have a shooter. I would recommend, in addition to Wolf's book previously mentioned, getting a copy of "Description and Rules for the Management of the Springfield Rifle and Carbine and Army Revolvers, Caliber .45". This was published by the Ordnance Dept. in 1898, and should still be available through S&S Firearms in Glendale NY. This book gives a piece by piece description and breakdown of the Springfields, as well as a wealth of other information. There are numerous other publications about these arms available. Al Frasca has written excellent works on this subject. A little more study and you should be able to take your rifle to pieces in your sleep. But don't give up, hang in there. Best of luck to you. Regards, Ken Smith
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