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Re: info about model 1884
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 11:29 p.m., in response to info about model 1884, posted by Peter Y on Sunday, 19 January 2014, at 6:14 p.m.
My first thought would be Hollywood - it certainly is not US military issue as you describe. NO brass parts were used on Springfields of the post Civil War era. Also, prior to the 1950s, trapdoors were not even considered as collectibles - and were thus fair game for all sorts of abuse; back then it was Colts and Winchesters, period.
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