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My 1888 trapdoor serial #525855
Posted by Vince Knapp on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
I have a Model 1888 (serial#: 525855, 1892 cartouche, 7 [R] and 7 / 488 [L]).
My question is does anyone else have an old style 7 stamped rifle and has been able to identify which state regiment this is. I had hoped that the 7 was the 7th Infantry Regiment (New York Guard) but research has them using Remington Rolling Block rifles at least through 1899.
My research has uncovered two others with the 7 stamp: Serial number: 517858, 1892 cartouche. 7 [L], similar but smaller number 7 above 695 [R] Serial Number: 539495. 1892 cartouche, "7" [L] and "7/523" [R]
I have also identified three M1888s with 1892 cartouches issued to the NYS 5th, 9th, 12th and 13th regiments.
Of note but probably not remarkable is that I have found a number of rifles with higher serial numbers then mine but with 1891 cartouches.
Thanks in advance!
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