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1884 Springfield S.Ring Carbine
Posted by Andy Chambers on Thursday, 17 April 2014, at 1:23 a.m.
I have a Springfield saddle ring carbine. It is stamped Springfield 1873 on the right side and there is an eagle next to that. On the top of the receiver it is stamped "U.S. Model 1884". The serial number is 173067.It has a buffington sight. The barrel is 22" long, measured on the outside. There is a "V P" stamped on the top of the barrel behind the buffington sight and it has what appears to be an eagle head and the number "1" below it. There are no further markings on the metal or wood. It has the butt plate with the holes for the cleaning rods and they are in the stock.
What do I have? Is the cartouche referred to, in many listings, the eagle on the right side or should it be in the wood? Thanks for any help.
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