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Re: Springfield M1873 ID Help
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 19 July 2012, at 12:18 p.m., in response to Re: Springfield M1873 ID Help, posted by John on Thursday, 19 July 2012, at 11:50 a.m.
Also, the VAST, VAST majority of CW arms - on both sides - were not numbered at all. SA didn't start until the 1868 - took a break on the 1870 - and began for good on the 1873.
In the CW period, only the privately-manufactured carbines would be traceable, and then only to the degree outlined above.
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