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brass pin/tack

Posted by Kelly P on Monday, 31 July 2017, at 10:04 p.m.

I just inherited an 1873 Springfield SN230xxx. From what I can tell this should have been an 1883 production year and the SWP cartouche lists 1883. There is a small brass pin or tack next to the back/stock end of the trigger assembly. It is approximately the same diameter as the assembly screw and slightly overlaps the plate. I am assuming this might have been something to tighten up the trigger assembly in the stock as I have seen nothing similar in pictures and the rifle has no other brass tack type ornamentation. Any insights? Rifle is in shooting condition and only minor surface rust on a barrel band. Last mosin nagant I bought was in rougher shape. Also rear sight has an R on left top of sight ladder. Is this the original sight or has it been replaced? Thank you for your time and assistance.


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