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Re: 1864 Savage trap door carbine
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 28 November 2010, at 3:39 p.m., in response to 1864 Savage trap door carbine, posted by Dan Mansfield on Monday, 8 November 2010, at 8:35 p.m.
Sorry for the tardy response - sounds like an "interesting" piece - have you compared it to known genuine specimens? There is one now in the classifieds, and also mine, at wwwDOTpicturetrailDOTcom/sa4570af. Both are totally correct.
The Savage lockplate bothers me a bit, though I guess they COULD have used one on such a very low-production experimental arm. The sling bar MUST have the flat bases - that is crucial. Lack of cartouche is also very strange. Unfortunately, I have no idea as to what the marks you describe would represent. The stock, of course, should be specially made and NOT a cut-down rifle item. It must have the short comb and the flats at the lock area.
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