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Re: Springfield #1873 Carbine

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 31 March 2011, at 11:43 a.m., in response to Springfield #1873 Carbine, posted by Jim Backoff on Thursday, 31 March 2011, at 11:23 a.m.

Don't have my books at present, but I can tell you that it is in the serial number range of the final group of 5000 'trapdoor' carbines made, in 1889. I have owned 452770 for many years. It was refinished at RIA for the Span-Am war.

While probably not applicable to yours, it is known that wet rawhide made a very effective repair for a cracked wrist on the earlier carbines, and use of same was not uncommon on those in the hands of Indians.


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