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Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine

Posted by Daniel on Wednesday, 16 December 2015, at 12:26 p.m., in response to 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine, posted by Michael H. Collins on Monday, 14 December 2015, at 11:07 p.m.

According to Waite & Ernst's Trapdoor Springfield, the manufacturing record table on pp.206 places your piece being produced sometime during the final quarter of 1874. I'm guessing that the stock has a longer wrist section, and its repair might have needed after the horse upon which at least the gun was mounted rolled over, thus breaking the stock at this point; this was not all that uncommon of an occurrence. I would also think that this piece would command an extremely high value now, in whatever condition. Sure would love to see its photo..;-).


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