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Re: 1873 springfield trapdoor .50 cal.
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 19 August 2013, at 5:45 p.m., in response to 1873 springfield trapdoor .50 cal., posted by tony wojchehoski on Monday, 19 August 2013, at 5:11 p.m.
Springfield made well over 100,000 trapdoors in .50-70 caliber, before they went to the .45-70 in 1873.
However, NO .50-70 should EVER be marked 1873. Where does the "1883" come from? Is it marked on the lockplate next to the hammer? If so, the gun was made up from parts, NOT at Springfield. There are no .50 repros, but a LOT of assembled guns out there.
You can see correct examples of every model at wwwDOTpicturetrailDOTcom/sa4570af
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