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Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number

Posted by bob groebner on Friday, 18 February 2011, at 10:40 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number, posted by Ernie Brandt on Sunday, 23 January 2011, at 11:46 a.m.

I just picked up a springfield 1873 model at an estate sale . I am confused it has a carbine stock and a very long barrel . the serial # is 242,059 . It also has a "W" stamped in the side of the wood . It is in nice condition. . WHy is the barrell so long and the have a carbine wood stock . my phone # is 847-372-8110 I know nothing about guns and would like to know the history on the piece. thanks Bob


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