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Re: serial number/model question
Posted by Steve Gabrielli on Saturday, 9 June 2012, at 9:36 p.m., in response to Re: serial number/model question, posted by clint parrish on Saturday, 9 June 2012, at 8:47 p.m.
Lock plates dated in the 1860s were reused in the early Trapdoors, ie 1868 models 1870 models etc... They were from CW muskets. They are never found in the 1873 45-70 models, which is what a Model 1884 is. Without seeing your piece, it has to be a parts gun. Email out some pics out.
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