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Re: 1868 Trapdoor - Replacement stock??
Posted by John S. on Friday, 30 September 2016, at 3:08 p.m., in response to 1868 Trapdoor - Replacement stock??, posted by Bill Sturcke on Thursday, 29 September 2016, at 10:59 p.m.
Replacement stocks were frequent items shipped to states for militia purposes, and it it likely that regular Army units also consumed a fair number. Not to mention those used during "clean and repair" operations when obsolescent material was overhauled prior to being placed in war reserve storage.
Annual Reports of the Chief of Ordnance probably list the number of replacement stocks for various models over the years. I know that stocks and handguards were made in huge numbers in the M1903 era (readily available in Brophy's Arsenal of Freedom).
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