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Re: model 1884 serial number search?
Posted by John S. on Monday, 23 March 2015, at 9:31 p.m., in response to Re: model 1884 serial number search?, posted by Donald DeWitt on Monday, 23 March 2015, at 9:08 p.m.
This highest number for any Model 1884 carbine in the SRS database is 452972, with the exception of four carbines listed on 1/29/92 (1892 or 1992?) with a Springfield Army museum number, and these are 467855, 496407, 558287 and 566228.
Therefore I believe your "carbine" is a rod bayonet rifle cut to carbine configuration.
Someone else can tell when it was made, as a rifle.
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