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Re: 1873 Springfiel trapdoor Carbine Serial Number 786

Posted by Jim Meredith on Saturday, 9 June 2012, at 1:22 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfiel trapdoor Carbine Serial Number 786, posted by Michael H. Collins on Friday, 8 June 2012, at 7:08 p.m.

Michael, It is a real gamble buying early 1873 Trapdoor Carbines online, as you well know, and from the pictures it is hard to tell if it is genuine. I see the barrel band is on backwards, which tells me the seller does not know much about it either. Also the serial number is not a very warm number if you are looking for 7th Cavalry carbines. But if the stock is for real, it may be worth looking at. I believe it did have a three day return, which is good. Jim


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