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Model 1884 Carbin
Posted by Robert on Friday, 1 June 2012, at 11:18 p.m.
Hi, I am new to this board so please bare with me. I have a Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Carbine, serial number 156847, as stamped on the breach under the words "U.S. Model 1884". The rifle is in good to very good condition and is operational. The right side breach plate is stamped with the American Eagle and the words "U.S. Springfield". The left side of the stock has the saddle bar and ring. The butt plate has the swivel door for the cleaning rod, I think? The butt plate is also stamped with the "U.S. on the top part of the butt plate. It has the blade front sight and the mechanical yardage and windage sight that is fully operational. The breach is very clean, no rust, no chips or dings. The trigger is serrated down it's length and cross serrated at the toe of the trigger.
Now for the barrel. The barrel is clean, no rust but I have a hard time seeing the rifling. I can make out the very faint lands and grooves. Is the barrel shoot out? I have looked into a barrel liner but I do not want to have the barrel lined if it would ruin the value of the rifle if it is an antique.
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