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Re: Trapdoor Carbine Md. 1884
Posted by Jim on Sunday, 19 January 2014, at 1:41 p.m., in response to Re: Trapdoor Carbine Md. 1884, posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 19 January 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Also . . . .
Be VERY careful if you disassemble your "carbine".
Chipping of wood around the lock-plate, upper tang, and trigger plate mortice is a VERY REAL possibility!!!
In order to remove these parts, a good soaking in mineral oil, or turpentine, around the edges of these parts, is required to "soften" the wood a mite!
Actually . . . most here would say DON'T disassemble unless ABSOLUTELY necessary . . . . and I concur! --Jim
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