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Re: trapdoor springfield need info.
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 27 September 2012, at 10:33 a.m., in response to trapdoor springfield need info., posted by sheba on Wednesday, 26 September 2012, at 7:42 p.m.
That would likely be a commercial alteration - perhaps 28ga? A guess on the M W would be Montgomery Ward. Sight was probably removed on purpose. The barrel markings cited are really V, P, eaglehead, P.
Real, armory made, shotguns are stamped "1881" in italic, and the serial numbers don't go over 1400. Also, they are 20ga, which required the use of a larger diameter (salvaged CW musket) barrel.
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