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Re: trapdoor serial no 563307
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 25 July 2014, at 3:43 p.m., in response to trapdoor serial no 563307, posted by RAYMOND GENOVESE on Friday, 25 July 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
You either have a "Model 1888" (but which are all still marked 1884) rod-bayonet rifle, if the barrel is 32-5/8", OR a Model 1884 Cadet rifle, if the barrel is 29-5/8". ANY other barrel length would indicate the handiwork of "Bubba". Of course, the wooden rod, and red & white stripes are completely "wrong" in any event. What you have may be easily fixable, or it may not. Would need to see pictures.
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