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Re: 1864 Trapdoor

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 21 September 2014, at 1:38 p.m., in response to Re: 1864 Trapdoor, posted by Ralph Walker on Sunday, 21 September 2014, at 12:44 p.m.

The models of 1865 and 1866 were actually conversions of existing CW muskets. That would be the "changeover period"

The models of 1868 (yours) and 1870 made significant use of CW parts - including locks - though the guns were made with brand-new receivers, barrels, and some new stocks.

Cheap plug: You would probably enjoy my book on the SA arms of that period. $25 to POB1667 Colusa CA for a postage-paid signed copy. Also see


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