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Posted by Bill M. on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, at 10:46 a.m., in response to Re: legal?, posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, at 12:36 a.m.
I have noticed that many of the Ebay sellers have become rather creative in selling their Trapdoor parts. A barrel is listed as a Trapdoor "tubular sight platform" or "tubular sight mount"; when all you have to do is look at the picture to realize it's a barrel. Receivers are only identified as an "antique Trapdoor Springfield part". It seems to work because the listings don't get pulled. I say the more power to the sellers. I once had a listing for a stripped lockplate from a M1816 Springfield Flintlock Musket pulled by Ebay because the stripped lockplate was an "functioning action from a regulated military assault weapon". No amount of argument would convince them otherwise. In other words, they are totally ignorant when it comes to firearms and firearms parts. By the way, they admitted to me that they do not take action unless they receive a complaint from another Ebay member and then they rely on the information that the member provides. When it comes to firearms, I am no fan of Ebay. Bill M.
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