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Altered Trapdoors

Posted by JH on Thursday, 24 July 2014, at 5:17 p.m.

Hello Everyone, Here’s a rather long one. On page 276, 2nd full paragraph down in Flayderman’s Guide, Norm Flayderman writes: “The groups of sporterized trap-door Springfield 45-70s and altered Allin muskets to cadet muskets and carbines proved that such work was decidedly done by well known firms such as Whitney and lends credence to the fact that other contemporary manufacturers undoubtedly performed the same type of alterations. Their specimens remain yet to be discovered and identified for the collector.” I have two questions: 1. Is there anyone that has taken on the research of identifying those guns? 2. Has the quality of the alteration (good or bad) been categorized so that a pattern can be detected and the manufacturer (i.e. Whitney or Bannerman) can be identified? Thank You, Jeff


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