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Re: 1873 trapdoor svc rifle # 11195

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 8 September 2018, at 8:22 p.m., in response to 1873 trapdoor svc rifle # 11195, posted by Cliff Straight on Saturday, 8 September 2018, at 4:10 p.m.

the serial number sets production date at April-June 1874. Last serial number for the Qtr. is: 28032. Most likely produced in the month of April but no guarantee. SA did not manufacture on an assembly line basis and parts were dumped into bins to be retrieved by the next craftsman in the shop. So, an item placed into a bin may just languish there till the bin was emptied.

Finding a stock with 1874 Cartouche will be hard to do without buying a complete rifle and robbing the stock. They are out there, but this will be a pricey way to fix the stock date problem.

Check Al's listing here to see if he has one.


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