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Re: 1873 stamping
Posted by Roger Blue on Monday, 20 January 2014, at 6:48 a.m., in response to Re: 1873 stamping, posted by Terry Wagner on Sunday, 19 January 2014, at 11:24 p.m.
The smooth trigger shows some induction that it is correct for that serial number range. I believe they switched to the serrated trigger in march of 1883, I think any rifles manufactured before 1886 is considered an early trapdoor before they added the new Buffington sight and 1884 breech block.
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