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Re: Modle 1884
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 3 November 2011, at 10:49 a.m., in response to Modle 1884, posted by Tripper White on Thursday, 3 November 2011, at 9:43 a.m.
Your rifle was made in 1891. The cleaning rod also serves as a (thrusting only) bayonet. Caliber is .45-70; ammunition is still commercially available. PROBABLY saw militia usage during the Spanish-American war of 1898, or later in the Philippines. That serial number does not occur in the limited (5% of production) records still extant.
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