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Re: 1873 Springfield trapdoor

Posted by FrontierWest on Friday, 25 March 2011, at 11:23 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfield trapdoor, posted by ken on Friday, 25 March 2011, at 9:21 p.m.

Why would one restore it? It also has a carbine sling swivel added, obviously used with a carbine sling, and perhaps done long ago? I think if restored, it would no longer be what it is. The only thing original to it then would be the action, lockplate, buttplate, trigger and bar, and rear sight.

One question is.. no barrel proofs other than the alignment mark on the right side of the barrel/receiver. Looking at it, way different than my 1879 200000 range serial numbered rifle.

Actually it is a decent gun for what it was.... a Coyote gun on the ranch in Gallatin County. As far as I know, I'm the next owner away from the family it was passed through. I was detecting their ranch and he said he had some things I may like. He set a price, and I accepted one and declined the other and contacted a friend. The friend bought the Spencer (and sold it).

John


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