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1884/1892 .45-.70 rifle

Posted by Brad Upp on Sunday, 3 July 2016, at 2:16 a.m.

I just discovered this site and I was trying to do some research on this rifle that was given to me by my friend's Dad. It certainly is an interesting piece. I was hoping a knowledgable member(s) might help me better understand more about this gun. It has a 3 part cocking procedure with the hammer, by the second part you can flip the single shot chamber door (located on the top) open and slide the round in. I have several varieties of cartridges he gave me along with the gun, even a few blanks. They are all 45-70's it seems but two of the rounds are straight up lead slugs in the brass shell and longer than the jacketed rounds. Anyway, the serial number number is 557655 which is revealed once you've cocked the hammer and flipped open the top door. A little further up the door is 1884 followed up the barrel by what looks like an upside down 5, then a symbol and then the letters VP with an A to the right side of the barrel. There is a cleaning rood with several points where you can stop it as you are pulling it out and has a philips head screw driver at the tip. On the back of the stock just above the top part of the but plate is: 61


9 Also along the front part of the stock, above the trigger and guard assembly branded into the wood are; a persons initials and 1892. I appreciate any information with regard to this rifle and apologize in advance if this is a common and all too familiar inquiry that you guys see all the time and have grown tired of answering.


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