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Re: 1873 Springfield identification
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 18 April 2015, at 3:10 p.m., in response to 1873 Springfield identification, posted by Flint Harvey on Saturday, 18 April 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
Away from my serial number data at present, but the number matches the year. The initials are "SWP" - Samuel W. Porter, the Master Armorer. Good info on the bayonet, other than not knowing which state is meant (US troops were forbidden to mark their equipment), and of course there is NO guarantee that they actually "belong" together.
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