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Re: 1883?

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 2 March 2017, at 10:10 a.m., in response to 1883?, posted by Greg on Thursday, 2 March 2017, at 2:36 a.m.

You have an arm assembled - post-production - from salvaged parts - by one of the large surplus firms of the day, likely Bannerman. Or, at least that is the source of your lockplate; Springfield never made such an item. It certainly has some value, and could be a fun shooter with light loads, but is not as desirable as a Springfield original. Most shooters also prefer the later, slightly stronger, arms having serial numbers over 100,000.


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