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1873 Trapdoor Carbine

Posted by Alex on Friday, 11 March 2011, at 7:02 p.m.

I posted on this bulletin board about 3 months ago and got some good information from a few members here.

Finally paid the balance today and picked it up.

From what I have discerned so far: correct front sight, correct rear sight, incorrect trigger, correct hammer, and correct trapdoor. No VP/Eagle on the barrel. The stock doesn't have any cartouches. It is a long comb, but there is no pocket behind the butt plate (and it looks just like the pictures in my "for collectors only" book). In the book I have it says the only long-comb and non-butt pocket carbine stocks were replacements manufactured in late 1876, which would make sense for this particular gun.

What do you guys think? Any input is much appreciated. Serial number is in 19,XXX region.

I took a bunch of good pictures, so just reply or email me and I'll get you a link to the photobucket album.


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