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Re: 1873 Springfield trapdoor

Posted by FrontierWest on Monday, 28 March 2011, at 4:38 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfield trapdoor, posted by ken on Sunday, 27 March 2011, at 10:01 p.m.

Thanks Ken,

I see your point, but I have a number of rifles already. Sometimes in my shoes I like to leave things as I got them. Relics included. Why was the rifle cut down? I guess to make a saddle gun for riding on the ranch? Don't know.. when I first was told about it, I was told he had two carbines. In a sense he was correct. THe person who sold it to me has crossed over quite awhile now, and I had more interest than his kids. I also helped him brand cattle and such and brought him cakes and pies ect in his old age. He showed me some neat places from the old days, but unfortunately I was into history a bit more than he..to ask the same questions I had of his Grandfather. I had always intended to make it into a officer's model, but for some reason, never did. I paid him 200 bucks for it in the late 1980's

John


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