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Family handdown "1884" trapdoor
Posted by Jay Haegele on Friday, 13 March 2015, at 9:03 a.m.
I recently was given a Springfield 1884 with SN: 560151. I was told it was found in a church attic about 60 years ago and has not been fired since then, at least. The right side has a metal plate that say's US Springfield. On the left side is a faint smallish square burn-in stamp that 1893 and what appears to be some initials above the year. I'm guessing that is the makers mark.
Couple of questions: :) - Anyone have any idea the history prior to the church, which unit it may have been assigned to? - The cleaning rod/baynot lug seems to be stuck in place, any hints on getting it removed? I have tried every way possible. - On the butt of the stock, there is a little door that looks like it would swing to the side open, I guess more slide. I have not seen this mentioned, or I just have not found it yet. Anyone have any ideas?
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