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Re: Chief of Ordnance 1880 stock replacements
Posted by John S. on Thursday, 17 December 2015, at 1:36 p.m., in response to Chief of Ordnance 1880 stock replacements, posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Thursday, 17 December 2015, at 1:56 a.m.
We can speculate if at that point would they have been inlet for the narrow 1873 receivers or later wide type receivers. and if they had the short or long wrist.
With about 25,000 carbines made by the end of CY 1879, that would be about a 5% replacement rate for about 5 years in service, but average service time was probably only about half that.
As far as breakage, horses may have been involved with some, but clumsy handling and dropping can break trapdoor carbine stocks. Don't ask how I know that ;-(
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