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Re: Modified Model 1873
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 4 March 2014, at 10:44 p.m., in response to Re: Modified Model 1873, posted by Geoffrey Haworth on Tuesday, 4 March 2014, at 10:30 p.m.
Clearly, I was hoping for 28". :-)
Yes, that is the 1906 Fencing Musket - actually, barrel should be 24" when properly measured on the inside. If a brand-new rifle was converted (some were) it might have a really nice bore. Originally there would have been three lead plugs, each about 7" long, cast in place - assume yours have been removed.
You can replace the missing parts, but will need to plug the holes, and add a front sight, if you are going to shoot it. Depending on how much you can do yourself, it would probably run between $250 and $500 to make it fully functional.
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