This page is for readers looking for items of the trapdoor period that
relate to the guns or their associated accouterments. The restrictions
those on the Classified Ads page. Send your want list to Al Frasca
at: email@example.com. It should be
posted within 24 hours.
Cadet Barreled Action (newer model 1884 or later) in excellent
condition with no pitting and excellent rifling. Please contact Randy
Ebbers at (510) 364-4675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A 22 inch barreled receiver
in excellent condition either an
original carbine or a cut-down, tapered and re-browned with front
Randy Ebbers (510) 364-4675, email@example.com
WANTED: Need a rear sight for the Springfield-Hotchkiss carbine.
Would prefer a complete unit, but would certainly consider taking a loose
base (which is graduated to 600 yds and stamped "HC"). Does NOT need to be
"minty"; decent grayish metal, with no dents or pitting would be fine.
Dick Hosmer - firstname.lastname@example.org
WANTED: Saber bayonet for the Springfield
Model 1870 Navy Remington rifle, so
called 1st type with a curved yataghan blade. Ed Hull (562)594-4358 or
WANTED: I recently purchased a Frankford Arsenal Decapping
and Cleaning kit.
Everything was there, but the brass "US" wiper rod.
4 Forager shells dated 10-84, "F" marked, either new,
or fired, but re-primed
12-23-06 WANTED - Sling for a 1895
Winchester Lee 6mm Navy rifle. Believe the slings
for the Winchester M1895 lever muskets may be the same.
Click here to see what the sling looks like.
10-17-05 Wanted: M1896/1898 Krag carbine
handguard used with the M1896 rear
carbine sight. Good solid condition w/ retaining clip. Contact Bill
Truman at email@example.com
8/9/05 WANTED - Wanted: A set of
instructions for the Frankford Arsenal .45 field loading set, either
original or reproduction. Also, an Ordnance Memo or other source that
describes the steps in the process of manufacturing the Benet-primed
.45-70 cartridge. Contact Guy Hildebrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/5/05 WANTED - Any material,
a photo (a CDV perhaps?) related to my (distant) cousin, William Cheney
Manning. He rose from Private to Major during the Civil War, serving with
the 1st Mass. Inf., 35th USCT, and 103rd USCT. After the war he joined
the 14th Inf. ( Regular Army) as a 2nd Lt., later served in the 23rd Inf.
until 1899, when he retired due to problems with wounds received in CW
service. During the 1886-87 period he commanded a company at Ft.
Mackinac, MI, which had been issued the 1884RRB for trial. I have his
rifle, and would VERY much like to find his picture. Contact Dick
Hosmer at email@example.com
6/8/05 WANTED - US Remington 1870 Navy in
.22 Caliber. contact Tom Mulligan at Mulligun@aol.com
6/1/05 WANTED - 2 Benet primed, blank
headstamp carbine cartridges (1874-1876) and two Benet primed, blank
headstamp rifle cartridges (1874-1876). Contact Hank McCleary at
1/14/05 WANTED - M1884 ramrod bayonet.
1888, but 1884 with the
locking grooves that are deeper on one end than the other, while the 1888
is the same depth. Also looking for M1865 Joslyn rifle made by Springfield
converted to .50-70. Contact John Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org
11/20/04 WANTED - Cleaning rods
(1) For SA-Rem RB Model 1867 Navy Cadet. Rod is VERY similar in
especially the head, to that of an 1866 Second Allin. Length is 31-9/16".
Diameter of rod about 1" behind head is .211", tapering to .194 at
(2) For SA-Joslyn 1865 CF Rifle. Again, rod is VERY similar in appearance,
especially the head, to that of an 1866 Second Allin. Length is 35-11/16".
Diameter of rod about 1" behind head is .188", tapering to .181 at
Contact Dick Hosmer at email@example.com
(11/15/04) WANTED, MILLS DRAB .45
CARTRIDGE BELT WITH YELLOW EDGES TOP & BOTTOM. Will
with or without plate. Contact Dusan Farrington at
(11/15/04) FIRST MODEL US WINCHESTER
HOTCHKISS CARBINE with all US
and preferably readable cartouche.
Contact Dusan Farrington at dfarrington
(11/15/04) M1872 CAVALRY OFFICER'S SABER,
"Heavy variant" as
shown on p.24-25 in Burton Kellerstedt's book "Swords and Sabers of the
Armory at Springfield". Contact Dusan Farrington at
11/3/04 Wanted: M1874 haversack. Contact
Doug Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/23/04 WANTED: Bull's modified rear
for Springfield Long Range rifle.
Original prefered but a good reproduction will do for now. Or, can anyone
make one up for me using an existing 1879 sight? Contact
6/6/04 WANTED, 1880 H - buckle as pictured
on page 564 in American military belt
plates , popularly known as the "flat-face" H-plate. Contact Terry Morton