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model 1873 Springfield Carbine

Posted by Robert Omo on Saturday, 5 December 2015, at 4:43 a.m.

I've had my 1873 Springfield in the family for nearly 100 years. Its was found in my grandmother's attic, along with an 1920's double barrel shotgun. I've had the Springfield inspected, cleaned and oiled, Its in beautiful Condition. I ordered 45-70 cowboy loads, and have currently shot about 50 rounds. It shoots perfectly, very accurate. The serial number is 186770, with the star. There is a stamp, lettered, VP, and some other marking I can't make out, do you know what the VP means?? I truly love the rifle,, it seems to be a collectors piece.This gun also may have say action in the Spanish American War,, I'm not sure of the value,, but it appears to be in much nicer condition than most. It turned many heads at the local gun shop, (City Arms, Pleasant Hill, Ca) What might the VP mean, thank you,, respond with any comments,, thanks,,


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