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Re: 1884 Trapdoor
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 14 March 2011, at 12:03 a.m., in response to 1884 Trapdoor, posted by Ken luce on Sunday, 13 March 2011, at 7:21 p.m.
The butt-plate is marked US, not UC.
The stock mark is SWP (Samuel W. Porter, the Master Armorer) not LMP. It was stamped in 1890.
"P" means "proved" (tested).
9 E is probably rifle #9 from "E" Company of the First (fill in State of your choice) Infantry Regiment.
The "11" is probably from another usage - doesn't seem to fit the pattern.
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