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Re: Very early 1868 Rifle, was '1863 Trapdoor'
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 16 February 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in response to Re: 1863 Trapdoor, posted by kevin on Wednesday, 16 February 2011, at 10:34 a.m.
That's an "interesting" Model 1868 Rifle - apparently made very shortly after they changed the breechblock date ("1868" dated blocks are VERY rare - and the changeover seems to have occurred at about 100).
Yours is the lowest numbered 1869 date I've ever encountered.
There is, however, no historical data recorded for that number, or anything even close, for that matter.
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