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Re: 1873 trapdoor

Posted by John S. on Wednesday, 21 December 2016, at 12:47 p.m., in response to 1873 trapdoor, posted by Derick Smith on Wednesday, 21 December 2016, at 12:27 p.m.

Sorry, no usage data survives for 361564. There is quite a bit on nearby numbers with all in that range listed as standard Model 1884 infantry rifles which would have had 32.5" barrels. Usage is listed mainly as being used by various state volunteer units in the Spanish American War.

This range is a good reminder why "close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades" because rifles were neither assembled, shipped nor issued in strict serial number sequence. Within the range of +/- 500 numbers from yours, there are 64 numbers with Spanish American War usage by these units: 4th Kentucky, 1st Connecticut, 2nd Virginia, 3rd Texas, 1st Delaware

In addition, there are two entries related to U.S. Navy use during WW2.


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