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Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine Very Early Serial Number 254

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 23 June 2017, at 12:08 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine Very Early Serial Number 254, posted by jay call on Friday, 23 June 2017, at 8:06 a.m.

Very little question on that - carbines were the first block of production, being that no standard carbine had been adopted since the war, and that (nearly all activity being in the West) was the greatest need. Only one 1st block carbine ID'd so far at LBH (1210) but it was caried by an Indian.


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