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Re: type of rod?

Posted by John Gross on Monday, 6 December 2010, at 9:32 a.m., in response to type of rod?, posted by Fred on Sunday, 5 December 2010, at 10:29 p.m.

I'm working from memory, but here goes.

The rod you describe with the flat head was the first type of rod for the M1873. The concave/dished out head came later, as a way to protect the firing pin from being damaged by the rod. Exactly when the change occurred, I don't remember, but it was after sn 50,000.

That early rod is a bit hard to find, and worth about 150 buxs.

John Gross


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