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1881 20 guage forager.

Posted by Michael H. Collins on Thursday, 10 October 2013, at 3:47 p.m., in response to Re: Interesting Trapdoor Carbine., posted by Michael H. Collins on Thursday, 10 October 2013, at 3:29 p.m.

For those of you that may be interested or keeping some records on Trapdoors, I just picked up a Forager Serial number 1,021. It's documented and is pretty good condition. There are some knicks and dings but the cartouches are present.This particular forager is documented to have been on location at Fort Snelling Minnesota in 1884. I live 45 minutes from there. Corporal George Smallyon was fined $3.17 for carelessly firing this weapon with an obstructed barrel causing barrel damage. Hence the barrel being cut to 24 inches and the front sight being resodered on. Fun history and lots of documentation to include the corporal's inlistment and discharge papers. I'm into to it for $1,800.00.


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