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Re: Help identifying a Springfield Carbine
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 16 October 2011, at 12:29 p.m., in response to Re: Help identifying a Springfield Carbine, posted by Mike on Sunday, 16 October 2011, at 11:28 a.m.
Mike, no problem. As you might guess, we are bombarded with requests such as yours, and sometimes it shows in our repsonses. If someone asks when rifle 123xxx was made, we have been known to tell them 18xx.
For SOME reason, SOME people do not wish to divulge serial numbers. I'm not completely sure why. The government is LONG past caring, on these weapons. They could have been stolen from a private party - but, if you were that private party, wouldn't YOU want to have a chance at recovering your stuff? About 5% of production has some data for the number - but it ISN'T listed with "x"s. Simple common sense should tell questioners that, but, frequently it doesn't.
.45-70 TDs are serialed from 1 to about 570000. Sometimes you have to lift the hammer to read the sixth digit. There are NO letters anywhere in the sequence, ever.
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