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Re: 1873 Springfiel trapdoor Carbine Serial Number 786
Posted by Michael H. Collins on Thursday, 7 June 2012, at 11:21 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfiel trapdoor Carbine Serial Number 786, posted by John on Thursday, 7 June 2012, at 9:34 p.m.
John, I asked the listed seller on GB to remove the stock to check for evidence of a ram rod channel or forearm modifications. He did and said there were none. Under the trigger guard there are only 6 inlets and no clean out hole like a cut down rifle stock would have. Also there are no holes in the buttstock. What could we have here? It is a short wrist long comb stock with cartouches. I've looked it over and I think it's possible that this carbine has one of the 250 replacement stocks sent to Fort Abraham Lincoln in late 1876 or early 1877..If so, the hammer may have been replaced then also.Very early SN.There are 20-30 pictures of this gun on facebook.com/AmericanGun under pictures then click more pictures and you'll see it.It's got some faults but it's got some interesting features too.Thanks. Michael H. Collins
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