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Re: Trapdoor Carbine?
Posted by Pete on Thursday, 29 January 2015, at 9:01 a.m., in response to Re: Trapdoor Carbine?, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 26 January 2015, at 11:29 p.m.
I checked the photos of this gun again and there appears to be a hole drilled in the stock (possibly for a pin?) just to the rear of the front barrel band below the rear Buffington "C" sight. The barrel also does not appear to have any proof marks on the top left side. Is this normal on an original carbine of could this stock be a cutdown of a 1866 or 1868 rifle? The stock does have the three ramrod holes drilled in the buttplate, but this could easily be done on any rifle stock in my opinion. The gun has the serial number 452041 and is being auctioned by Fontaines Auction item # 206. The parts do appear to show similar color and wear and if this is a cutdown it would have been completed years ago.
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