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info about model 1884
Posted by Peter Y on Sunday, 19 January 2014, at 6:14 p.m.
I have a Springfield Model 1884, serial number 436209 with an 1888 cartouche. The only difference I see from others on this site are that it has a brass buttplate (might not be the right term...) marked US on the top and what appears to be brass bands holding the barrel to the stock both marked with the letter U as well as brass trigger guard. It has a Krag rear sight and the markings of V, P, an eagles head and a letter A on the barrel after the sight along with what looks like a mirror image 5 and a small R. the underside of the stock has P5 and 49 in front of the trigger and a F and stylized letter p in a circle after the trigger. if anyone knows where this rifle started life and if the brass parts were special for some reason I'd love to know. this rifle has been in my family since the 50's, and my grandfather made no changes to it.
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