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Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number

Posted by John S. on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, at 11:52 a.m., in response to Re: Springfield Trapdoor Serial Number, posted by Kenneth McKenney on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, at 11:19 a.m.

If the "1883" is marked on the lock plate, then this is one of the guns cobbled together by some of the surplus dealers circa 1880s-1900. These used a mix of surplus, scrap, salvaged, improvised and commercially made parts. Most are probably shootable, but with little or no collector interest. Values are very modest.


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