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Re: Serial number of 1870 Trapdoor
Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Tuesday, 2 September 2014, at 5:22 p.m., in response to Serial number of 1870 Trapdoor, posted by Robert Duncan on Tuesday, 2 September 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
You have a Model 1868, apparently, with a correct 1870 dated breech block. Our other contributors to the forum might be able to enlighten you more. Except for a few early Model 1870's, these arms were not numbered and were considered, "experimental". I suspect that term was used for budgetary purposes to circumvent restraints imposed by the Congress.
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