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Re: Model 1884
Posted by John on Thursday, 18 November 2010, at 12:53 p.m., in response to Model 1884, posted by Kent Ferguson on Thursday, 18 November 2010, at 12:34 p.m.
Check to see if the bore has rifling (Three very wide lands and grooves, not the modern narrow lands and wide grooves.)
My bet is that it is a rifle that was altered for use as a line throwing gun, and they usually had the bore reamed smooth.
If still rifled, it is just proof that anyone with a hacksaw can make guns shorter, and unfortunately destroy most of the value in the process.
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