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Re: a possible 7th-Cav carbine?
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, at 7:28 p.m., in response to Re: a possible 7th-Cav carbine?, posted by Steve Hane on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
You're most certainly welcome.
Your band response is of concern - I'm guessing you may be looking at some sort of cutdown rifle stock?
No, the "lockplate" is the part on the right side where the hammer is mounted. For a gun in that range, it should have the date "1873" centered below the word Springfield". Anything else indicates a replacement.
The breechblock should be (and apparently is) marked "Model/1873/eaglehead/crossed arrows/US".
$2800 seems substantially out of line - is there a site where I can view pictures and give you a better opinion? You can email me at richardahosmer(at)comcast(dot)net.
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