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1873 Carbines

Posted by Michael H. Collins on Thursday, 29 September 2011, at 4:00 p.m.

This is my first time posting on this sight. A good fellow buy the name of Bill moyers out of Santa Fe, NM. referred me here. I don't claim to be an expert on any particular gun model but I've been playing around with them and collecting since I was about 10 years old.I'm 53 now.

I own Springfield Carbine sN 87,53X.It has a short wrist and an ESA 1877 cartouch and all the features typical with the 1877 model. Also, SN 15,49X. It has a long wrist,no trap door in butt stock, ESA no date cartouch,circled P below and to the rear of trigger plate. 22 inch barrel and no barrel markings anywhere. Correct sights,trigger lock plate etc. Also, carbine number 36,28X,Short wrist,no provision on butt plate or stock for a cleaning rod.ESA cartouch along with the circled P on the bottom.No date in cartouch. All of the old features ie sights, lock plate, 2 click tumbler, except for the short wrist.etc. Also,Carbine SN 15,74X. Long wrist stock no provisions for cleaning rods,no barrel markings two click tumbler ,1873 lock and 1873 sights etc.. All of the old features.ESA cartouch with no date and the circled P on the bottom of stock back of the trigger plate where they usually are.. All of the barrels on all of the above measure correctly at the muzzel and breech.All of there front sights are located in the proper placement.Some of these guns have faint numbers in the wood like 27,26 etc.Thanks folks Mike


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