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Brand New Trapdoor Owner
Posted by Pete Gookin on Thursday, 29 March 2012, at 1:17 a.m.
I recently recieved a trapdoor rifle from a Late Great Uncles collection, sounds cliche I know, but true. It seems that someone here is collecting serial numbers for research so I'd like to pass mine on. The Rifle is a Model 1884 S/N 545926. Ramrod bayonet type, the cartouche is barley visable but the last digit appears to be a 2, 1892? I'm guessing? The Bayonet/cleaning rod is missing, the rear sight is missing. the action appears mechanically sound, the mainspring feels strong and the firing pin spring feels broken. The stock has been broken and repaired with what appears to be hand shaped piece of wood and the butt plate has been replaced with a piece of leather. Proof marks on the barrel near the breech are an A on the top and VP somthing unidentifiable and a P or B maybe even an E or F on the left side. Both barrel bands are stamped with a U on the right side. Prior to the stock being broken the name SELIG was branded into the stock on both sides. I hope this info helps any research and I would appreciate any info on this rifle. Thanks in advance Pete
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