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Re: Springfield Trapdoor 1873 rifle serial #

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 7 June 2012, at 12:49 p.m., in response to Springfield Trapdoor 1873 rifle serial #, posted by Dan McNutt on Thursday, 7 June 2012, at 12:00 p.m.

Is the bayonet a separate part with angular socket and triangular blade, or is it mounted under the barrel and slides back and forth by operating a latch mechanism?

The stamp you cannot read is SWP/1885 - the initials of Samuel W. Porter, and year of inspection.


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