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Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Friday, 3 December 2010, at 6:36 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number, posted by Tom D'Avico on Friday, 3 December 2010, at 11:35 a.m.

Production date Jan-Mar. 1893

The stampings on the stock are not Armory marking. These would be unit or rack numbers stamped by the unit or school that finally wound up with it.

The rifle should be a "rod" bayonet model. If not, something is amiss. Unless it's a cadet.

Ernie


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