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1873 Carbine Replacement Stocks or later conversion?

Posted by John Pastella on Monday, 26 January 2015, at 11:48 p.m.

Hello,

I recently picked up a curious Trapdoor. The dimensions are consistent with the 1873 carbine, however, the sight is consistent with rifle not carbine. the SERNO is in the low 30,000 range, Work on the gun is far to nice for someone's garage project.

Carbine attributes: There is the 22 in barrel, front sight 1 1/4 in from a beveled muzzle, barrel is stamped with a V, P, EAGLE, P. Trapdoor is marked , Model 1973, eagle. Tang screw is squared not rounded, probably an 1870 spare.

The stock: No milling for saddle ring or the trap door cleaning rods, nor, milling grove for a rifle cleaning rod. Plain butt-plate (not cleaning rod trapdoor version) and without a US stamp. Stock has cartouche of 'circle R'. fore-stock is very nicely rounded and angled as it should be with a carbine.

I do appreciate any help with this.

John.


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