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Re: A reasonable explanation
Posted by Jim Stewart on Monday, 4 April 2011, at 12:18 p.m., in response to A reasonable explanation, posted by Jeff on Sunday, 3 April 2011, at 2:15 p.m.
I would not be concerned about the 79 rear sight on 394899 rifle. I am looking at a book that contains descriptions of 450 trapdoor rifles and carbines that in 1975 was the 45/70 Springfield Collection at Dixie Gun Works. Your serial number appears to be in a transition range between 79 and 84 rear sights. There are many rifles listed in your serial number range, and higher, that have 79 rear sights. I would think too many to have been altered after manufacture at Springfield.
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