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Re: History of firearm

Posted by Robert W. Kirkpatrick on Friday, 18 March 2011, at 1:37 p.m., in response to Re: History of firearm, posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 17 March 2011, at 1:55 p.m.

Gentlemen:

I have inherited a Springfield 1873 "Trap Door" 45-70 Serial # 197970. This rifle( not carbine) has been in my family for quite a long time. My Grandmother said her uncle carried it in the Spanish American War. Is there anyway I can find out some history about it. Thank you in advance for any info.

Robert W. Kirkpatrick


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