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Re: Trapdoor Carbine

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 20 March 2012, at 10:08 p.m., in response to Re: Trapdoor Carbine, posted by John Pliska on Tuesday, 20 March 2012, at 8:08 p.m.

Well, it is "not proper" because the presence of an 1884-dated lockplate (which SA NEVER used, despite the fact that the word appears on them) indicates after-market assembly using salvaged parts. Lack of a cartouche, or remains thereof is another clue. Does the stock have a cleaning rod keeper? All arms under 50000 were recalled, so the "legitimate" appearance of a Buffington sight, while not impossible (100% compliance was not achieved on the recall) on such a very low number is unlikely.

Also, suggest you read FAQ #8.

Hope that helps.


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