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Re: no markings on breech block?

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 10 May 2011, at 3:17 p.m., in response to no markings on breech block?, posted by Mark H. Sala on Tuesday, 10 May 2011, at 11:23 a.m.

Email me pics, if you wish. "No serial number" IS correct, for a Model 1870 receiver, assuming that is what you have. As to block markings, AFAIK, ALL blocks except the M1865 were originally marked. Perhaps the stamping is faint, or it has been polished?

Just for grins, where is the rear sight located - tight against the receiver, or about 3/8" ahead of it? There is an ongoing controversy about the correct block for those early specimens, having the rear sight against the receiver.


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