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Re: Springfield trapdoor

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 24 July 2011, at 12:44 a.m., in response to Re: Springfield trapdoor, posted by Chandler Perry on Saturday, 23 July 2011, at 11:39 p.m.

The barrel should be 32-5/8", and the rifle should have a combination sliding bayonet/cleaning rod permanently mounted below the barrel.

About 66,000 were made thus - they are fairly common, but less so than the plain rifles using a loose socket bayonet.

It would be helpful to know the serial number, to confirm that the 1892 date matches. Should be somewhere around 540000, I'd guess.


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