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Re: 1873 Springfield Rifle Serial Number
Posted by Tom Trevor on Saturday, 28 April 2012, at 7:37 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfield Rifle Serial Number, posted by joel sommers on Saturday, 28 April 2012, at 7:14 p.m.
The year of production was 1889. It would seem some time past the barrel was cut off as carbines had 22 inch barrels and rifles were 32 5/8 long. No Springfield trapdoors ever had 25 inch barrels.
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