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Re: Model 1870 first production run
Posted by Chris Seward on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at 2:11 p.m., in response to Re: Model 1870 first production run, posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Hi Stephen. LOL I have read about every sentence on this website. It is an awesome website and I appreciate the knowledge you guys have. I copied this off of this website.
"Model 1870 rifles were produced at two different periods of time. The first production run of 1,000 rifles was from October 1870, to March 1871. These arms feature the Model 1870 short receiver with the rear sight nearly against the receiver. Also, these arms have Model 1868 ramrods and improved rear sights"
I mentioned in my first post that the marking is "1870" and not "MODEL 1870" like the M70s that were produced after the first run.
I thought it was a MODEL 1868 but the receiver is not correct as I have the short version.
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