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Re: Trapdoor Carbine 379916

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 15 January 2015, at 7:48 p.m., in response to Re: Trapdoor Carbine 379916, posted by Glen Holsapple on Thursday, 15 January 2015, at 6:56 p.m.

You are quite welcome - we do best at assessing the originality and/or correctness of various specimens of the arms themselves.

The lack of surviving records can be most frustrating, especially to persons such as yourself who assume that there actually IS a list somewhere!

By virtue of the NJ markings, you are actually way ahead of the pack - most states did not mark their stuff. If you can find out which NJ cavalry units were where, during the 1887 through 1895 period, you will be able to make a pretty good guess as to the usage of your carbine.


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