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Re: 1883 Springfield Rifle
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 6 November 2010, at 1:01 a.m., in response to 1883 Springfield Rifle, posted by bud Wilson on Friday, 5 November 2010, at 6:43 p.m.
There is a very good reason why none of your books show a "Model 1883". There wasn't one!
Read FAQ #8 on the home-page (link below). Such rifles DO exist, but they were NOT made at SA, and would NEVER have been issued to troops.
I believe that your friend's family's oral history has, sadly, become distorted with the pasage of time. Not saying the gentleman didn't own it, but he absolutely did NOT carry it in the service - as it is now configured.
Sorry, but the truth is the truth.
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