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Any info available on my rifle?

Posted by Chris Horn on Saturday, 6 January 2018, at 12:54 p.m.

Greetings from central Kansas! Although I've fired many a trapdoor in my day, I just recently became the proud owner of my first "very own" trapdoor rifle. I absolutely LOVE this website and this forum - I've already spent many an hour immersed in the cool info on here. Browsing through this bulletin board has been most informative, and I'm finding out that there's not an abundance of info on a lot of these guns - like units that they were issued to, etc. I was wondering if any of you experts on here would be willing to share anything you could find on my rifle. I'd be MOST grateful! The rifle is a model '73, serial number 108954. About all I know about it is that it seems to have been built in 1880, and apparently at some point the rear sight was changed - it now sports a Buffington sight. I don't think that the Buffington was available yet in '80, but I'm certainly not very knowledgeable on these things - that's why I'm asking on here. Any and all help will be GREATLY appreciated!!!


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