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Re: surplus 1884 questions

Posted by Ernie on Sunday, 18 December 2011, at 7:16 p.m., in response to surplus 1884 questions, posted by john brown on Sunday, 18 December 2011, at 2:17 p.m.


You have a Bannermans product.

Springfield did not designate ANY lock plates with an 1884 stamp.

The did a pretty good job of stamping surplus plates & also had plates made for them by an outside source. I'm not sure exactly what parts were manufactured to complete assembly of rifles.

Oddly enough, items that can be attributed Bannermans have a collector following. I have a side plate from them in my collection.

Un-serialed receivers were sold off by SA as surplus & they would not have a serial number.

Bannermans rifles that do have a serial number were assembled from parts guns.

Information will be scarce. You could try to google the name but I do not think you will have much luck.


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