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Re: model 1888 trapdoor with 1893 serial no.
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, at 7:37 p.m., in response to model 1888 trapdoor with 1893 serial no., posted by Dr. Edwards on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
Bear in mind that, while accepted in 1892, no Krags were made until 1894, and only issued some time after that, so any late TDs would have been subject to being used. Whether yours was issued or not will never be known, but, if it was, apparently it was well-treated. Most of the rod-bayonets were used - the one group that WAS laid away were the 1884s in the mid 400K range, made just before the RBs - far too many MINT examples of such have shown up to be anything else.
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