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Re: serial number
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, at 10:38 a.m., in response to Re: serial number, posted by Roger Blue on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, at 7:39 a.m.
The "new" trigger officially dates from January 1883, but, not being a critical change, I'm sure the old ones were used up first, and there was probably a mixed period where guns assembled the same day might not have matching triggers. And, being part of a separate sub-assembly means that there is a real possibility of it having been being replaced over the years. In short, it is not a reliable marker, and would not have a verifiable changeover point.
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