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Re: model 1884 serial number search?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 13 November 2012, at 11:16 a.m., in response to model 1884 serial number search?, posted by Jim Soltis on Tuesday, 13 November 2012, at 10:49 a.m.
Those records that have survived (for about 5% of production) are mostly in the national archives, which have been searched exhaustively for over 50 years, by a company called Springfield Research Service. They have published four s/n books. Many of the posters here own those books. One of our members used to host the TD numbers for them as a freely available index to which numbers were known.
If you want to list your number here, someone will check it for you. In the unlikely event that you get a hit, you can then contact SRS.
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