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Re: original 1884 US Springfield
Posted by Ernie on Tuesday, 7 September 2010, at 11:25 p.m., in response to original 1884 US Springfield, posted by Rosalyn Frost on Tuesday, 7 September 2010, at 10:15 a.m.
Where do we begin.
First off, it's a good lookin' "carbine". BUT, it's a fake carbine.
The breech block is from a model '84. The trigger guard is '84. O.K. so far, but the rear sight is a Model '79. This would be Totally wrong on an '84. The front sight looks suspicious. The picture of the but plate is too fuzzy to see if it has a "trap". The stock is NOT "original" as stated.
Fact is the gun is a "clone". Kindest word I could come up with. It is obvious that it NOT an original carbine.
I would like to see this serial number up close!!!! Much better pics would help here.
PLEASE revise the listing to reflect the true nature of this weapon. I do not like to trow stones, but you are making statements about this item that are not based on fact or knowledge. This gives all of us who love & collect these fine old guns a bad taste.
Do the right thing & pull the listing until you have researched the item & can make truthful representations about it.
The bidder has no idea what he has bid on if in fact this is a true bidder.
I do not have the years of research that Dick has but I can spot a fake from across the street.
DO THE RIGHT THING--Pull the listing.
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