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Re: Any info on US Model 1873 trapdoor carbine
Posted by Dave Esala on Wednesday, 4 February 2015, at 2:28 a.m., in response to Re: Any info on US Model 1873 trapdoor carbine, posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 4 February 2015, at 12:34 a.m.
Thank you Mr. Hosmer for info. Yes, I made a typo, Barrel is 22". This Carbine has been used, very hard. I am 63 years old and still have the Remington 30:06 that I purchased new at 18 years old and it has been "USED" by me and now my son hunting hard in the woods in pursuit of whitetails and 2 years in northern Washington state mountains after elk. There is no comparison in the way the trapdoor looks compaired to my 06. I believe that this 1873 has been in a war someplace. (I have my brothers rifle from the Korean war) Gouges, scratches and patina tell me that this 45-70 rifle was used to stay alive too, but the person took dandy care of the mechanics, sights and kept the bore pristine. Is there any where else that you know off where I could find who or what outfit this was issued to? I have tried internet(Spanish American War, late Indian wars) and US national archives and Springfield too. Thanks again! Dave
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