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Re: Model 1878
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 29 March 2012, at 4:22 p.m., in response to Model 1878, posted by Evan on Thursday, 29 March 2012, at 1:03 p.m.
The mismatch is normal - older 1873 (it's not 1878) marked blocks were used as late as 1887. There was NO physical difference; the "big deal" involving the "Model 1884" was actually the rear sight.
Company K, 4th (fill in your choice of State) Infantry, rack/rifle #27.
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