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Re: early 1873 with recoil butt pad

Posted by Ed Hull on Saturday, 4 January 2014, at 1:18 p.m., in response to early 1873 with recoil butt pad, posted by Dale Parsons on Wednesday, 25 December 2013, at 8:47 p.m.

The rubber buttplate insert was patented by H. G. Piffard, "Recoil-Cushion for Fire Arms," Pat'd July 24, 1883 #281,725. It was advertised in Forest & Stream May 1, 1884 for wholesale by Herman Boker & Co. Other dealers probably also sold it as an after market addition. It has been found on Remington civilian sales Model 1871 New York State rifles, which were intended as target rifles for military style matches at Creedmore (and led to the ID because one with the original patent marking survived).


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