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Re: Springfield 1873
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 17 October 2013, at 11:13 a.m., in response to Springfield 1873, posted by Geoffrey on Wednesday, 16 October 2013, at 7:33 p.m.
The initials are SWP, for Samuel W. Porter, not SWR.
I believe that 1882 IS the correct date, not 1883. Numbers as high as 220000 have been observed with 1882-dated stocks. You can look at the explanation on the home page of this website (link below) under "Production Data".
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