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Re: 5 Land and Groove Barrels
Posted by Al Frasca on Saturday, 10 March 2012, at 7:04 p.m., in response to Re: 5 Land and Groove Barrels, posted by frontierwest on Saturday, 10 March 2012, at 11:53 a.m.
In 1998 I wrote, for Man At Arms, a very extensive article on Put-Together-Trapdoors. That article is many pages long and lists the thousands of rifle and carbine barrels that Springfield sold to Remington, Whitney, Wm Trabune, U.S. Cartridge Co, and H.Boker. Take a look at the article because it also lists all the items that Springfield sold at auction in 1870.
At the end of the article, I list a number of parts guns that Dick Brannum and I had seen, many of which have the five land barrel and quite a spred of serial numbers indicating that Springfield did not do the assembly.
Man at Arms; Volume 20; Number 4; August 1998.
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