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Re: Springfield carbine serial number 89778 history

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 27 September 2010, at 9:25 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield carbine serial number 89778 history, posted by Jim Stewart on Monday, 27 September 2010, at 9:17 p.m.

I own 89998, which has an ESA/1877 cartouche, as well as the fairly scarce Model 1877 rear sight, and band with stacking swivel. There is no record of it either. Photo at wwwDOTpicturetrailDOTcom/sa4570af.

Production (and likely the tallying of same) was a bit, shall we say "erratic" in the 1877/78 period - SA was actually closed for six months, due to the failure of the appropriations bill to pass Congress.


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