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Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Parts Gun?
Posted by Russ Norwood on Wednesday, 28 June 2017, at 12:12 p.m., in response to Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Parts Gun?, posted by Tony Beck on Tuesday, 27 June 2017, at 10:27 p.m.
Thanks Tony. I guess that explains why I couldn't match the receiver with those pictured in Poyer's book, but why would a 50-70 receiver be installed in what otherwise looks like a 45-70 trapdoor, even a parts gun?
Whatever the story, I know the gun has been unchanged since 1961 and from what I know about my grandfather and can recall about the gun back into the mid-50's, I'd bet it was that way when he got it.
This is turning out to be quite an education!
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