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Re: cadet rifle
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 26 January 2015, at 11:41 p.m., in response to cadet rifle, posted by james alsop on Monday, 26 January 2015, at 9:57 p.m.
A LOT of conflicts there, unfortunately, sort of a pushmepullyou.
Yes, 29.6" is the correct length for a cadet barrel, and there was a Model 1869 Cadet in .50 caliber, BUT, the numbers only went to 3425, and the blocks were all dated 1870.
Where is the 43714 - across the back of the receiver, or on the left side at the barrel joint, just above the wood? If the latter, there would be a matching number on the barrel, right next to it. But, that number is over 40,000 too high, so, perhaps you have a .50-70 rifle which has been cut down to mimic a cadet?
How wide is the buttplate at its' widest point?
What is the muzzle diameter?
Does the top surface of the breechblock align with the center of the hinge-pin?
If you wish you can see examples of all possible models at www.picturetrail.com/sa4570af. But, Springfield did not make anything with the combination of feartures you have described. Or, you could send me some pics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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